A combined XI featuring players of Chelsea and Man United.
With the two Premier League heavyweights set to clash this weekend, it is fair to say the Londoners are having a much better time of it at the moment. With that in mind they have chalked up a considerable presence in this combined XI. That’s not to say that United don’t have any good players, but taking into account how well they’re all playing, and where their respective places in both teams aids their progress as the season continues to take shape.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea
Though there are three excellent goalkeepers in consideration for the nod, it’s the young Belgian that wins out.
LB: Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea
Despite playing out of position, the Spaniard is still a better option than messieurs Shaw and Felipe Luis.
CB: Phil Jones – Man United
The rubber-faced defender sneaks in ahead of England cohort Gary Cahill, who has been somewhat off colour so far this term.
CB: John Terry – Chelsea
Still as influential as he’s ever been, the veteran stopper would also be handed the armband of this make believe squad.
RB: Branislav Ivanovic – Chelsea
The marauding right-back is head and shoulders the best option in this position, no one else even comes close.