Michael Owen recently spoke openly about how being played so regularly at such a young age has severely stunted his later career, and maybe he has a point. This Premier League ‘Made of Glass’ XI is a collection of the English top-flight’s players who once verged on greatness but unfortunately never reached their best as they were plagued by injury, many of whom happen to be English and never got the chance to fully shine for their country.

This select XI is a homage to those who could have achieved more and reached the pinnacle of success had they not suffered set-back after set-back that dramatically limited their game, forcing many into early retirement.

Some we’re fantastic players, but could have been true legends, others were forced into early retirement before reaching their best, and a few are simply woeful tales of how misfortune and circumstance changed careers forever.

So read on to find out the Premier League’s stars that could have been, playing in a 3-4-3 formation.

Click on Tomas Rosicky below to unveil the XI

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