Chelsea and Man United fans rage over omissions of Cristiano Ronaldo, John Terry, Frank Lampard from BT Sport’s all-time Premier League XI…despite team voted for by supporters
- BT Sport conducted a fan poll on the best XI in the Premier League on Twitter
- After more than 200,000 votes, fans chose a star-studded lineup.
- However, several legendary players were omitted from the final team.
- Fans on social media engaged in a heated debate over who deserved a spot
BT Sport has sparked controversy after setting up a poll to determine the best XI in Premier League history.
Fans were encouraged to submit their best Premier League players of all time via a Twitter poll featuring the most frequently selected players at each position to find their way into the starting eleven.
With over 200,000 votes cast and scores of sensational players to choose from, there was always going to be some controversy in the comments about which players missed out on the final verdict.
BT’s all-time fan-voted Premier League XI was the subject of much debate on social media.
However, several notable omissions from the team left many fans scratching their heads on social media.
One of the most controversial results was the decision to leave out John Terry, as the former England captain won five Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge.
@Is_AbdM commented: Total disrespect to John Terry… Virgil van Dijk in front of JT is total nonsense’
Another user added: ‘Terry is the best defender I’ve seen in PL…’
Another user agreed, adding that former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech should have replaced Peter Schmeichel in the squad: “Terry and cech, anyone else, is debatable, but how those two aren’t there is a craziness”.
Despite scoring arguably the most iconic goal in top-flight history and winning five winners’ medals over a decade in the Premier League, Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero also failed to find a place in the squad.
MCFC_P commented: ‘Just ignoring the highest scoring non-British player? Aguero miles ahead of Salah.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was also absent from the squad, drawing the ire of fans online.
@PinnacleOfMan wrote: ‘Gerrard in front of Scholes is hurting my eyes’
Reducing the thirty-year history of the Premier League to just eleven players would always prove controversial.
But while some of the selections proved controversial, it’s hard to argue that any of the players selected aren’t among the best at their positions to ever feature in the top flight.
Final Team: Peter Schmeichel, Ashley Cole, Virgil van Dijk, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville, Kevin De Bruyne, Steven Gerrard, Patrick Vieira, Mohamed Salah, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry.