How the Premier League All-Star game could line up if Chelsea boss Todd Boehly's plans for North vs South game come in | The Sun

CHELSEA chief Todd Boehly wants a Premier League All-Star game.

While commonplace in US sports, the English top flight has never staged such a match.

The occasion would bring stars from different Prem sides together, with Boehly proposing a North vs South format.

He reckons that the cash generated could fund the English pyramid and help to "evolve" the game.

The plan has already received opposition from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

But if such a match were to happen, which Prem stars would get the nod?

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Players from the ten clubs from Aston Villa and above would be eligible for the northern team, while those from London and the South Coast would provide the opposition.

Starting with the southern team, it's hard to look too far beyond players from Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.

Despite his gaffe at Leeds earlier this season, Edouard Mendy just about pips Hugo Lloris to selection in goal.

Reece James is an easy pick at right-back, and he is joined in the back four by Chelsea team-mate Thiago Silva.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko has had a good start at Arsenal and currently holds the shirt over Scotland star Kieran Tierney – with Ben Chilwell having missed much of the last year through injury and Marc Cucurella still finding his feet at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham's Cristian Romero partners Silva at centre-back in our team – with the combative Argentine an instrumental part of Antonio Conte's miserly defence.

N'Golo Kante, who wants a new four year deal at Chelsea, remains among the best midfielders in the business when fit, and slots into midfield alongside West Ham's Declan Rice.

Dejan Kulusevski has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water since moving to Spurs from Juventus in January, scoring six goals and assisting ten more in the Premier League in that time.

The Swede pips Bukayo Saka and Jarrod Bowen into a spot on the right flank, while his Spurs team-mate Son Heung-min is a lock on the left.

Son, 30, hasn't started the season at his sparkling best – but last season's joint Golden Boot winner has the star power to be selected ahead of Wilfried Zaha, Gabriel Martinelli and Raheem Sterling.

Martin Odegaard is our second Arsenal selection as the team's wily No10, and would look to feed North London rival Harry Kane up top.

NORTHERN DE-LIGHTS

With the very top talent not as well spread as in the NBA or MLB – our Northern team is dominated by Manchester City and Liverpool players.

Stars such as Ruben Neves, Bruno Guimaraes, James Maddison and Anthony Gordon among others can count themselves unlucky – but there's just such little space among the two sides that have dominated the league for the last five years.

Alisson is our selection in goal, with his team-mate Andrew Robertson at left-back and City star Joao Cancelo at right-back.

Ruben Dias partners Manchester United star Raphael Varane in the middle – the Frenchman our only non-City or Liverpool pick.

Thiago and Rodri would make for a fearsome proposition in midfield – while No10 Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best players the league has ever seen.

Sadio Mane would have been a lock on the left flank, but following his departure to Bayern Munich, Luis Diaz picks up the responsibility.

Mo Salah is an easy pick on the right flank, while City's new No9 Erling Haaland is a genuine contender to outscore the south's Harry Kane up front.


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