The greatest all-time Premier League XI based on games played

Rio Ferdinand

James Milner isn’t the most glamorous name the Prem has ever seen. In fact, he's a bloke who got his biggest ever laugh doing the ironing. 

Yet by dint of professionalism, fitness and application, he’s just played his 500th Premier League match – joining an exclusive club of just 12 other men. Which got us thinking: which stars have we actually spent our precious hours watching in the post-1992 era? Forget Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez - who are the players that really define this league? And can they be shoehorned into some kind of XI?

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