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The Ultimate Dream Team: The Premier League's Most Valuable XI Revealed

What if you had all the money in the world and could build the ultimate Premier League team?


Here's a look at the most valuable set of 11 players currently plying their trade in England...


*Figures are based on market values available on Transfermarkt. Please note that a player's objective value is different to what selling/buying clubs might demand/be willing to pay as a transfer fee and therefore is unlikely to match a fee that has actually been paid in real life.

1. GK - Thibaut Courtois/David de Gea (£34m)

Chelsea v Arsenal - Premier League

Two of the best goalkeepers anywhere in the world, there's nothing to separate Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea in terms of their market value - £34m each.


Both stoppers are believed to be wanted by Real Madrid this summer, but you can bet that whichever one, if either, goes to Spain, they will be sold for much, much more.

2. RB - Cesar Azpilicueta (£21.25m)

Stoke City v Chelsea - Premier League

Chelsea managed to pick up Cesar Azpilicueta for a bargain £7m in 2012 and the Blues have seen the defender's value grow over the years after consistently reliable displays.


Azpilicueta has predominantly played as a left-back for Chelsea, switching to a centre-back role this season. It's rather ironic seeing as he was initially bought as a right-back.

3. CB - Shkodran Mustafi (£25.5m)

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Valencia held out for a premium fee when Arsenal were sniffing around German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi last summer. And they got it when the Gunners coughed up around £35m.


Mustafi isn't worth quite so much objectively, although his impact since moving to north London has been significant. Not bad for someone who couldn't make the grade at Everton.

4. CB - John Stones (£29.75m)

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Manchester City made John Stones the most expensive Premier League defender of all time when they paid the best part of £50m for his services at the start of the season.


And while his real market value isn't anything like that high right now, City can rest easy that Stones is still at least the most valuable centre-back currently playing in the Premier League.

5. LB - Daley Blind (£18.7m)

Manchester United v Watford - Premier League

Daley Blind began his Manchester United career as a central midfielder, before Louis van Gaal spied an opportunity to move the intelligent player back in the centre of defence.


He's returned to his roots as a left-back since Jose Mourinho took over at Old Trafford, though. Given his high valuation and solid reliability, it's odd that he's not a regular starter.

6. CM - N'Golo Kante (£34m)

Stoke City v Chelsea - Premier League

Leicester brought an unknown N'Golo Kante to England less than two years ago for around £5m. Now, the midfield dynamo is a superstar and the nailed on favourite to win the PFA Players' Player of the Year award later this month.


Arguably more so than any other player, he's been Chelsea's real key this season.

7. CM - Paul Pogba (£68m)

Manchester United v Everton - Premier League

Paul Pogba has endured a mixed first season since returning to Manchester United as the most expensive player anywhere in the world, with critics keen to slate any weakness.


He remains the most valuable player in the Premier League, though, even if his real market value of £68m currently falls quite far short of what the Old Trafford club actually paid.

8. AM - Sadio Mane (£32.3m)

Everton v Liverpool - Premier League

Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool paid a near club record for Sadio Mane last summer, but it seems as though the Reds were almost spot on given his worth just 10 months on.


Mane's enforced absence for international duty in January saw Liverpool wobble, while his season ending injury earlier this month came as a huge blow for the club again.

9. AM - Kevin De Bruyne (£55.25m)

Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League

Manchester City brought Kevin de Bruyne back to England in 2015 for around three times what Chelsea saw fit to sell him for just 18 months earlier, but it was a figure that is actually in keeping with his market value at this moment in time.


De Bruyne is the most expensive player in City history and seems to be well worth it.

10. AM - Eden Hazard (£59.5m)

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Eden Hazard has ensured that 2015/16 was a mere blip in an otherwise sensational career by returning to his very best form in spectacular fashion this season.


If Kante isn't named Player of the Year at upcoming PFA awards, surely the Belgian will be. As with Courtois, though, there is no chance Chelsea will sell to Real Madrid at market value.

11. ST - Sergio Aguero (£55.25m)

Southampton v Manchester City - Premier League

Sergio Aguero hasn't reached the same heights this season that his usual standards would have you expect, but that doesn't change the fact that he remains the most valuable forward currently plying his trade in the Premier League.


Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku are both objectively valued at £42.5m.

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