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Line Up Builder’s most-picked XI

Line Up Builder’s most-picked XI

21/10/2016Sport

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This season supporters have been given the chance to pick their preferred XI for their team’s matches by using the Virgin Line Up Builder tool.

The idea behind the tool is to give fans the opportunity to step into the shoes of a manager and pick a team which they feel has the best chance of getting a positive result from the upcoming game.

While certain players are almost an automatic choice, boosting their percentage towards 100%, others have proved extremely unpopular among their own fan base and haven’t been included in many XIs so far this season - with some familiar names picked by less than 1% of fans.

Here is the Line Up Builder’s most-picked XI:
 

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur (100%)

The Tottenham captain proved why he’s regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the business with a fine stop against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.


Right-back: Seamus Coleman - Everton (100%)

The Republic of Ireland international has been back to his best for the Toffees this season following the appointment of Ronald Koeman and remains a popular choice among supporters.


Centre-back: Laurent Koscielny - Arsenal (97.9%)

Widely regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Europe and it seems Arsenal supporters agree.


Centre-back: Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham (98.5%)

Spurs have arguably the best defensive pairing the in the Premier League at the moment but Vertonghen, not Toby Alderweireld,  appears to be the popular Belgian among supporters of the White Hart Lane outfit.


Left-back: Leighton Baines - Everton (100%)

Still going strong even in his 30s and still Everton supporters’ preferred choice to start at left-back over Bryan Oviedo.


Defensive-midfield: N’Golo Kante – Leicester City (95.5%)

One of the Blues’ main summer purchases as they swooped for the midfielder who played a key role in Leicester City’s surprise Premier League title triumph last season.


Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil – Arsenal (97.2%)

Arsenal fans love him, and it’s no surprise they want him to start in every single game.


Attacking midfield: Dele Alli – Tottenham (88.2%)

Who doesn’t appreciate a goalscoring midfielder? Tottenham supporters certainly do and he’s a popular pick to start in his preferred No.10 role.


Attacking midfield: Eden Hazard - Chelsea (98.6%)

The Belgian can be infuriating as he has the talent but often fails to produce it. Despite this, Chelsea fans still regard him as a key component in Antonio Conte’s team.


Striker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United (97.7%)

Arrived in the summer on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain with a big ego and United fans have taken to him immediately.


Striker: Sergio Aguero – Manchester City (100%)

The best striker in the Premier League when fully fit and Manchester City supporters are fully aware as to just how important the Argentine is to their hopes of silverware.


Only four players have been picked by 100% of LUB users with Hugo Lloris, Sergio Aguero, Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines the lucky few.

3% of Arsenal fans have surprisingly been picking Danny Welbeck in their team despite the fact he's been injured for the best part of a year and is unlikely to return to action until 2017.

Remember when Pedro was a part of an all-conquering Barcelona team a few years ago? Well the fact that he’s been chosen by just 8% of Chelsea fans shows just how big his fall from grace has been.

Ashley Young was a surprise inclusion in Manchester United’s starting XI against Liverpool on Monday night but he was picked by less than 1% of United fans for that game. Let’s see if that changes soon.