DAN GOSLING – The Bournemouth midfielder chooses his favourite XI, made up from players he has played with in his football career
Tim Howard – Everton Look at his performance in the World Cup! He has been a mainstay in the Everton team for numerous years and pulls out outstanding performances week in, week out. He is a top professional and an all-round great guy.
Mathieu Debuchy – Arsenal I only played with him for one season at Newcastle, but he was brilliant. He’s a very good player and deserved his big move to Arsenal.
Phil Jagielka – Everton I played with him a few years ago at Everton. He came from Sheffield United and became Everton’s captain. He’s improved over the years and now he’s a regular for England as well.
Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle Unfortunately he’s hardly picked for the Argentinian national team but he is an unbelievable professional with brilliant technique for a defender. He reads the game so well.
Leighton Baines – Everton It was amazing to watch his relationship with Steven Pienaar down the left. He’s now also the permanent left back for England which he deserves.
Yohan Cabaye – PSG I played with him at Newcastle and he struggled a little at the beginning, but once he settled in he was very good. His shooting from distance was amazing. I remember one game against Man United at St James’ Park when he scored an amazing free-kick in off the cross bar.
Mikel Arteta – Arsenal Another who has been unlucky with his national squad as there are so many great players in that Spain team. Arteta is a technical passer with a great long shot.
Manuel Fernandes – Lokomotiv Moscow He was at Everton on loan from Valencia, and I’m going back quite a few years now. I just remember his ability was amazing. He may not have always been perfect but he always gave it a go, and he was a really nice bloke as well.
Hatem Ben Arfa – Hull (on loan from Newcastle) He’s had a troublesome past and done everything at an early age. But on his day no one could get near him. He scored two amazing goals last year and I’ve never seen anything like them. One-on-one he could beat any defender on his day.
Louis Saha – Retired When he came over from Man United he created a real buzz around Everton, but the main question was over his fitness. If we could have kept him longer he would have been fantastic. Some of the goals I saw him score in training were amazing and I can see why he had played at United, it was just a shame about his injuries.
Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool He has unbelievable technique, even from his England youth days. He was at Man City at the time and he wasn’t really getting much of a look in. He then went to Chelsea and they decided to let him go which was a surprise, but he didn’t show everyone what he could do. For a kid of that age his finishing was amazing and you knew he was going to do big things and he’s proving it at Liverpool.