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Sweep ‘em up: It’s your Premier League freebie XI

Because sometimes the best things in life are free.

Yossi Benayoun is one of three ex-Chelsea players to make our list.
Yossi Benayoun is one of three ex-Chelsea players to make our list.
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AS ANYONE WHO has ever played Championship Manager knows, the secret to building a great team is as much about raiding the bargain basement as it is about splashing €20 million on the likes of Kim Källström or Freddy Adu.

The same is true in real life so, after the Premier League yesterday released its list of out-of-contract players, we couldn’t help but wade through the names to pick a starting XI destined to fight it out with Liverpool and West Brom for seventh place next year.

We’ve gone for a mixture of youth and experience but still couldn’t find a way to include the special teams talents of Ian Harte or Rory Delap. Additonally, we left out Kolo Toure as he’s practically a Liverpool player already.

Goalkeeper: Ross Turnbull – Age 28


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Right back: Danny Simpson – Age 26

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Centre half: Alex Pearce – Aged 24


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Centre half: Matthew Upson – Aged 34

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Left back: Maynor Figueroa – Aged 30


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Right wing: Yossi Benayoun – Aged 33

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Centre midfield: Mahamadou Diarra – Aged 32

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Centre midfield: Denílson – Aged 25


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Left midfield: Florent Malouda – Aged 32

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Striker: Roque Santa Cruz – Aged 31

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Striker: Franco Di Santo – Aged 24


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Well that’s us, what about you, who would you pick to boost your squad? Let us know in the comments below.

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