Cesc Fabregas Names His Greatest Ever Premier League XI

Cesc Fabregas Names His Greatest Ever Premier League XI

Fred Kennedy
April 24, 2024 at 7:15 AM
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  • in midfieldArsenal and Chelsea legend Cesc Fabregas has named his ultimate Premier League XI
  • The former Spanish star included familiar faces in his team, including from rival clubs
  • However, the retired midfielder also left out some top names, including Wayne Rooney

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Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has picked his greatest-ever Premier League starting XI.

The Spaniard spent close to 14 successful years in the English topflight across two stints with the London club.

His first spell in the division was with the Gunners between 2003 and 2011 before he left for Barcelona.

Cesc Fabregas looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 final match between FC Internazionale and Manchester City FC at Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Photo by Michael Regan.
Cesc Fabregas looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 final match between FC Internazionale and Manchester City FC at Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The 36-year-old made more than 200 appearances for the north Londoners, scoring 35 goals in the process.

After four years in La Liga with Barcelona, Fabregas sealed a sensational return to the EPL with Chelsea, whom he played until 2019 when he left for Monaco.

Owing to his experience in the Premier League, the ex-midfielder has had the honour of playing with and against some of the finest players in the division.

Fabregas names ultimate EPL XI

Recently, the former Spain international named his dream Premier League XI.

His lineup featured both former and current players, with a number of familiar faces making the cut.

Per GiveMeSport, Fabregas opted for David Seaman between the sticks, with a back four of Ashley Cole, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, and Kyle Walker.

However, in midfield, he was torn between Manchester City legends Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, with Patrick Vieira and Steven Gerrard all featuring.

He overlooked Wayne Rooney in attack, picking Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, and Thierry Henry.

Fabregas' ultimate Premier League XI

Goalkeeper: David Seaman

Left-back: Ashley Cole

Centre-back: John Terry

Centre-back: Rio Ferdinand

Right-back: Kyle Walker

Centre midfield: Patrick Vieira

Centre midfield: Steven Gerrard

Centre midfield: Kevin De Bruyne/David Silva

Left wing: Cristiano Ronaldo

Right wing: Thierry Henry

Centre forward: Didier Drogba

John Terry names his toughest opponents

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Chelsea legend John Terry naming four of his toughest opponents during his Premier League career.

The former England international was recently inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

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