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Best Premier League Starting XI Featuring Injury-Prone Players

injury prone epl team Best Premier League Starting XI Featuring Injury Prone Players

If you could name an all-star starting eleven comprised of footballers who are habitually injured and who are currently in the Premier League, who would you pick?

With the assistance of EPL Talk’s posse on Twitter, I’ve assembled my starting eleven. They feature Chris Kirkland who again got injured for Wigan on Wednesday night, Kieran Gibbs who has had a history of injury problems at Arsenal, the centre half duo of Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King (you can always rely on those two to be injured), and the last defender, a certain Gary Neville.

In midfield, I have Kieron Dyer (who managed to be always injured at Newcastle United and West Ham; congratulations), Owen Hargreaves (what more can you say about this lad?) and Cesc Fabregas who, along with the next player, seems to be made out of paper.

Robin van Persie is a talented professional but a lightweight. He’s up front alongside Michael Owen (cursed with injuries at Newcastle United) and last but not least Andy Johnson who manages to get injured at nearly every club he plays at.

On the substitute’s bench we have Emile Heskey, Louis Saha, Michael Essien and Wes Brown.

Who would you pick for your all-star team?


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