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The ‘Not-the-best’ Team of the Premier League

Now, I didn’t want to call this the ‘worst’ team that could currently be selected in the Premier League as all these players are far better than I am and have achieved more in football than I ever will, however, they are performing in the top league in the world, and I just don’t think they are good enough. The selection below are players who I think are either past it, don’t have it, or never will have it at this level. This is what I think is the weakest selection of players that have played in the Premier League this season.

Goalkeeper – Kelvin Davis


Now, there are a few goalkeepers who haven’t had the best of starts in goal, Green, Federici and Given have all lost their starting positions this season, however, it’s Kelvin Davis who currently gets my vote. For Southampton to stay up, they will need a better goalkeeper and they will hope that Gazzaniga will be an improvement on the distinctly average Davis.

Right Back – Andy Wilkinson


Now, Gary Neville (and to a lesser extent Tony Hibbert) have proven that even if you aren’t technically the best player, if you work hard and put the effort in you can carve out a very successful career at right back. Unfortunately, Wilkinson has the same limitations as these players, he just decides to make up for what he lacks in thuggery. Wilkinson is a player who we just don’t need gracing the Premier League.

Centre Back – Clint Hill


On the same theme as Andy Wilkinson is Clint Hill, another player who just isn’t good enough for this level and performs more than his share of the dark arts to make up for his lack of ability. If QPR are to improve then they need him out of the starting 11 as soon as possible. What must Julio Cesar think? A couple of years ago he could look up and see Lucio and Walter Samuel helping Inter to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League… now he looks out and sees Clint Hill!

Centre Back – Jos Hooiveld


Hooiveld just looks like a Championship defender. He looks like this may be a step too far and having been injured during the drubbing at Arsenal he was replaced by Yoshida and the Saints got their first win of the season. A coincidence?

Left Back – Danny Rose


Now at Sunderland, Rose has a chance to show what he can do. He could quite quickly remove himself from this team, and he’s obviously quite highly rated, however, I can’t see why. As a left winger he doesn’t offer anything going forward, and as a left back he has never impressed. Add to this the fact that he asked to be substituted for Great Britain in the Euro’s because he felt tired it’s not exactly the type of attitude you want in a player. [Read more…]