The Premier League's Worst XI

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The Premier League's Worst XI
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The Premier League is arguably the most star-studded domestic competition in world football.

World class players are imported or exchanged for tens of millions of pounds every season and its top four teams reach the latter stages of the Champions League as a matter of course.

But, just as there is no light without dark or no good without evil, the best players shine all the brighter when placed among the very worst the division has to offer. All hail the donkeys, cloggers and carthorses who help make the stars look good and make matches more exciting. 

Here is a look at 11 players who, it could be claimed, are the very worst in their respective positions in the English top flight.

First off, though, a few caveats. Football is all about opinions. The team selected here will almost certainly not tally with the one you have in mind. If that is the case, get over it. Or, even better, share your own XI in the comments box below.

The team is comprised of players who can reasonably expect to turn out for their respective clubs a fair amount this season. It would be rather unfair, and not very interesting, to merely pick a group of teenagers and reserves.

In an effort to prove that the cream does not always rise to the top, the standard of the clubs they play for and the size of their medal collection is also taken into account

And finally, it is important to remember that I am not a professional footballer. Neither are you. So keep in mind as you read this that each and every one of those guys are better at football than any of us ever were or will ever be.

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