Who provides the engine in the ‘Ultimate Premier League XI’?

Arguably the most important position in any football team is the central midfielder and in the history of the Premier League so far there have been some real cracking players in the middle of the park. From defensive-minded midfield generals to flair players who art at the heart of every attack, there have been plenty of both, but few can claim to be world class box-to-box midfielders.

If you had the supreme fantasy football task of picking your Ultimate Premier League XI who would make the grade? You may find that you are selecting a player from any of the Premier League champions over the years including Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea and Arsene Wenger’s unbeaten Arsenal team of the late 1990s, or players who have helped carry certain clubs and become cult heroes. From prolific strikers to solid defenders, we are looking to create a team mixing strength with speed, skill with determination. Flick through the EIGHT nominees that have been pre-selected and give us your choice in the comments below.

The next TWO jerseys that needs filling is the Central Midfielders – click on the shirt below to see those in contention to fill it.