What Would A Premier League All-Star Game Look Like?

What Would A Premier League All-Star Game Look Like?
By Eoin Harrington Updated

Chelsea's new owner Todd Boehly has certainly brought some intriguing new ideas to the Premier League - with his latest being a "North v South" All-Star game to help fund the wider football pyramid.

The idea has received a mixed response, but we'd be lying if it didn't get us thinking about what a "Premier League All-Star Game", in the style of the NBA or NFL's efforts, would look like.

We've split up the 20 clubs in the Premier League evenly into the ten most northerly and the ten most southerly, and given our best stab at picking an all-star side for each half of the league.

To avoid the North team being completely overrun with Liverpool and Manchester City players, we've limited each club to three players in the side.

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Premier League All-Star Game: Who would make the teams?

The "North" Premier League XI

North Premier League All-Star XI: Alisson (Liverpool); Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Raphael Varane (Manchester United), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United); Ruben Neves (Wolves), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City); James Maddison (Leicester City), Erling Haaland (Manchester City), Mo Salah (Liverpool)

Club-by-club breakdown: Liverpool (3), Manchester City (3), Manchester United (2), Newcastle United (1), Leicester City (1), Wolves (1)

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Outside contenders: Nathan Collins (Wolves), Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Conor Coady (Everton), Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)

The North team is still fairly dominated by the big clubs from the North West, with three each from Manchester City and Liverpool, and another two from the rejuvenated Manchester United.

The back four balances two of the best centre-backs in the league with two exciting full-backs, while Erling Haaland and Mo Salah are sure to get plenty of chances from the creativity in midfield. The amount of goals that could potentially come from this team is frightening.

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The "South" Premier League XI

South Premier League All-Star XI: Hugo Lloris (Spurs); Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Gabriel (Arsenal), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Reece James (Chelsea); Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Mason Mount (Chelsea); Son Heung-Min (Spurs), Harry Kane (Spurs), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Club-by-club breakdown: Chelsea (3), Spurs (3), Arsenal (2), West Ham (2), Southampton (1)

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Outside contenders: Martin Odegaard (Arsenal), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Ivan Toney (Brentford)

The South Premier League All-Star XI leans heavily on the clubs in the English capital of London, with three players each from Chelsea and Spurs, and two each from Arsenal and West Ham.

The midfield is much more industrious than the North's team, perhaps giving this team an edge in the battle for possession.

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We appreciate that fans of some clubs mightn't be wild about seeing their best players teaming up with rival players. Nonetheless, the prospect of a Son-Kane-Saka front three, or de Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes linking up in midfield, are both mouthwatering prospects.

It will probably never come to fruition, but a Premier League All-Star game would be pretty spectacular.

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