Premier League most expensive XI


16th, August 2007


74017522.jpgWith a combined cost of around £250m, even Roman’s roubles would be stretched to afford this team consisting of the most expensive players (in their position) in the Premier League.
Money might not be able to buy you love but, with the possible exception of an Argentinean Ali-G look-alike and a non-scoring Ukrainian, it can certainly buy you a dream team full of superstars.
But who has been value for money and who’s left you feeling shortchanged?

Goalkeeper: Craig Brown £9m
Sunderland’s Scotsman has just broken the British transfer record for a goalkeeper, despite being young and without any Premier League experience
Right back: Daniel Alves £21m?
Alright, he’s not here yet but the multi-talented Brazilian can play in a variety of positions so Chelsea could be getting two for the price of one
Left back: Gareth Bale £10m
The price you pay for potential nowadays but will the Welsh prodigy get more games than his Southampton room mate, Theo Walcott?
Centre back: Rio Ferdinand £29.1m
The world’s most expensive defender still seems prone to the odd lapse of concentration, during and after games
Centre back: Ricardo Carvalho £19.5m
Looked like another Chelsea folly at the time but has become one of the league’s most cultured defenders…and sorted out his Marx brother hair
Midfield: Juan Sebastian Veron £28.1m
Wasn’t any good at Man Utd and was even worse at Chelsea – El Floppo
Midfield: Michael Essien £26m
Chelsea’s driving force is starting to look a snip – possibly Mourinho’s best signing?
Midfield: Shaun Wright Phillips £21m
He’s getting more games this season but if you wanted the bench warm then heated seats are far more affordable
Forward: Fernando Torres £26.5m
Rafa’s big buy, but will any of Liverpool’s strikers score 20 goals a season if they keep being rotated?
Forward: Wayne Rooney £27m
Surely a legend in the making but the metatarsal medical bills are adding up
Forward: Andriy Shevchenko £31m
Taxi to Milan?

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  1. kipp says:

    Essien a snip? What about petr for 7 mill?
    as for petr he was signed by ranieri i believe, and do you include ‘worlds greatest centre back’ gallas in a cashley cole deal?

  2. Scott Stephenson says:

    Its Craig Gordon you clown.

  3. andrew thompson says:

    Isn’t it craig gordon sunderland signed? not craig brown

  4. Ritch says:

    My bad, although I blame my girlfriend for engaging me in a conversation about our new Prime Minister – whereby, Craig Gordon led to Gordon Brown, led to Craig Brown. Sorry!

  5. Anonymous says:

    sorry excuses u r quite clearly english. No matter what premiership experience Gordon has he is a great keeper. Probably the best scottish keeper in history. He has plenty of national exp to fit the bill of most expensive british keeper!!