Premier League team of the decade: Who makes yours?

A lot can happen in a week in football, never mind a decade – but which Premier League players have left a lasting impression during the 2010s?

The final years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. Leicester City’s 5000-1 title winners. The recent titanic battle for supremacy between Manchester City and Liverpool.

We asked you to reflect on the past 10 years in English football’s top flight and decide which players made your team of the decade.

Based on a combination of statistics, longevity and success – as well as the opinions of BBC Sport journalists – we produced a shortlist of players who have featured in at least two full Premier League seasons.

You voted in your thousands – and provided us with a few surprising answers.

A 4-3-3 formation was overwhelmingly your favourite – picking up 72% of the vote – leaving no place for David Silva, despite being the 10th most picked player, making 34% of all teams.

Instead the midfield three selected by you was N’Golo Kante, making 37% of teams, Steven Gerrard, making 42% of teams, and Kevin de Bruyne, making 52%.

The most picked player was Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, being selected in 69% of teams, and you partnered him with Harry Kane (28%) and Eden Hazard (54%).

The goalkeeper’s slot was a two-horse race between David de Gea and Peter Cech, with the former getting the nod with 57% and the ex-Chelsea and Arsenal man receiving 30% of the selections.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (19%) just pipped Kyle Walker (16%) to the right-back position, while Patrice Evra came out on top at left back, being picked in 23% of teams.

Vincent Kompany was the second most selected player, making 64% of teams, and you picked Virgil van Dijk (50%) to play alongside him, leaving John Terry and Rio Ferdinand narrowly missing out.

 

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