Hugo Lloris (Tottenham): After initially being left-out by Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, the Frenchman has quietly established himself as Tottenham’s number one and has barely put a foot wrong. The 25-year-old is a superb shot-stopper and the France international captain leads Spurs from the back.
Bacary Sagna (Arsenal): The former Auxerre man has admitted that he has not been at his absolute best this season but Sagna remains a quality full-back on his day. The Frenchman possesses great pace and technique going forward, but is also a solid defender.
John Terry (Chelsea): Captain. Leader. Legend. (Scumbag). Whatever you think about ‘JT’ the man, Terry the footballer is astonishing leader of men and there’s no doubt that the Southern XI would be better off for his inclusion.
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea): Whilst Ivanovic has often played at right back for Chelsea, he is a more than capable centre half too. His aerial abilities at set pieces could be a great asset for this team.
Ashley Cole (Chelsea): Ashley Cole is arguably the finest left back in the world, and has been amongst the best in his position for the last decade. Winner of a century of caps for England, Cole brings experience and class to the South XI.
Sandro (Tottenham): Before his injury, the Brazilian beast was perhaps the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League. He offers vital protection to the back four, and his enforced absence might prove crucial in the race for the UEFA Champions League.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal): Santi Cazorla is one of the most two footed players in the world game, which makes him both incredibly versatile and tricky to play against. He could be either central playmaker or winger in this team.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea): Eden Hazard had a simply stunning start to life in the Premier League – in his first three games, he scored once and supplied six assists. Though understandably he has not continued such astonishing productivity, he is still a hugely dangerous player on his day.
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal): Still just 21 years of age, Jack Wilshere is the heartbeat of both Arsenal and England. He drives his team on from midfield, and is a leader of men who many feel should already be Gunners captain. An atypical English player, Wilshere possesses deft touch, plays with his head up, and has a keen eye for a pass.
Gareth Bale (Tottenham): Bale is quite simply the Premier League’s form player at present. The Welshman is the definition of a ‘complete’ footballer and, if he keeps up his current trajectory, it won’t be long before his challenging his idol Cristiano Ronaldo for the tag of world’s second best player.
Michu (Swansea): The Spaniard cost Swansea around £2m and is therefore undoubtedly the bargain of the season. Michu has already scored 15 goals this season and is among the coolest finishers the Premier League has to offer.