In the latest 4-2-3-1: Pepe Reina; Bacary Sagna, Jamie Carragher, Ledley King, Stuart Pearce; Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano (or Didi Hammann); Steven Gerrard, Cesc Fabregas, Gianfranco Zola; Robin Van Persie
Standard 4-4-2: Pepe Reina; Bacary Sagna, Jamie Carragher, Ledley King, Stuart Pearce; David Ginola, Javier Mascherano, Cesc Fabregas, Gareth Bale; Gianfranco Zola, Robbie Fowler
Honorable mentions: Shay Given, John-Arne Riise, Thomas Vermaelen, Gareth Southgate, Martin Laursen, Tino Asprilla, Les Ferdinand, Jimmy-Floyd, Fernando Torres, Ashley Young, Steve McManaman.
Not including folks who had won the old first division, and Gascoigne and Waddle and the other pre-premierleague stars, or Gullit and Shevchenko or Hierro or Klinsmann who were really all-time greats but were far from their peak when they came to the premier league. Neither including Mancity’s new recruits.