UEFA has named an All-Star Team from the group stage of Euro 2016 qualifying, and it’s predictably-loaded with Premier League aces.
Six of the 11 starters ply their trade in England’s top flight, while “bench” player Kevin De Bruyne is also in the mix.
Thibaut Courtois is one of two Chelsea players to fit into the XI, along with club back line mate Gary Cahill. Another club with two reps is Swansea, which sees Ashley Williams and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the fray.
Serie A has a second-best four players in the squad, while La Liga and the Bundesliga each have three. Russia’s first division has one with Zenit Saint-Petersburg star Artyom Dzyuba.
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Chelsea)
Defenders: Razvan Rat (Romania / Rayo Vallecano), Gary Cahill (England / Chelsea), Ashley Williams (Wales / Swansea), Matteo Darmian (Italy / Manchester United)
Midfielders: David Alaba (Austria / Bayern Munich), Steven Davis (Northern Ireland / Southampton), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland / Swansea).
Forwards: Gareth Bale (Wales / Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Germany / Bayern Munich)
Subs: Ciprian Tatarusanu (Romania / Fiorentina), Marek Hamsik (Slovakia / Napoli), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City), Jordi Alba (Spain / Barcelona), Kamil Glik (Poland / Torino), Artyom Dzyuba (Russia / Zenit), Ivan Perisic (Croatia / Inter Milan)
— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) October 14, 2015