The GoatyGav Column

It’s all about opinions so here’s my first eleven of the 2010’s. No natural full backs, I know, just our four best defensive players in my opinion with Rice and Check able to do a job to the left and right of JC & Diop. Over both stints with us I’d have definitely included Joe Cole but, sadly due to injury, doesn’t get in on merit for his brief, injury blighted, time with us in 2012-‘13 & ’13-’14.

1. Lukasz Fabianski
2. James Collins
3. Issa Diop
4. Cheikhou Kouyate
5. Declan Rice
6. Mark Noble
7. Scott Parker
8. Marko Arnautovic
9. Michail Antonio
10. Manuel Lanzini
11. Dimitri Payet

Subs: -
San Miguel Adrian
Aaron Cresswell
Pablo Zabaletta
Felipe Anderson
Victor Moses
Diafra Sakho
Andy Carroll