There are a select group of footballers in the Premier League that make you wonder how they have made it this far. Some who time and again are able to seemingly able to pull the wool over everyones eyes.

I am talking about players who by all accounts are pretty poor, but have somehow managed to engineer big money moves, international call ups, and starting places in some of the leagues top clubs.

And for all accounts I can’t explain why, other than put it down to pure luck, or the fact that quality teammates around them continue to get them out of jail.

Click on Stewart Downing to see the full countdown of the top ten ‘luckiest’ footballers in the Premier League

Any on the list I missed? Any you strongly disagree with? Follow me on Twitter @LukeGreenwood89 and let me know. I look forward to hearing your thoughts… 

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