Ten English-based players who are vital for their countries.
With the Premier League now home to some of the best talent from all around the world, a number of big names from the English game are still competing in this summer’s World Cup despite the early exit of England’s national side. With many of these players having just taken part in a breathtaking title race or even a highly competitive battle just to get into the top four, attention will now be on helping their national teams to the biggest glory of all in Brazil. See below for ten Premier League stars who are good enough to have a decisive impact on who takes home the famous trophy this summer.
10) Ramires (Chelsea & Brazil)
Playing defensive midfield for host nation and tournament favourites Brazil, Ramires could have a huge role to play in keeping the Samba stars solid at the back. The Chelsea star has established himself as an energetic and competitive player as he has become increasingly important for Chelsea down the years. With an eye for the odd important goal as well, Ramires could provide the balance this Brazil side needs in a side full of young, skillful attacking players.