Nathaniel Clyne (England)
Now often regarded as England’s first choice right-back, Liverpool’s summer signing also makes it into our Home Nations XI based upon his impressive start to life at Anfield. The 24-year-old possesses the ability to beat his man on the right-flank and whip in a decent delivery for the forwards, something Clyne will be looking to do under Jurgen Klopp.
Ashley Williams (Wales)
The Wales and Swansea City captain was a necessity to our Home Nations XI given his Premier League and international experience. The 31-year-old, who has been capped 50 times, was instrumental in the Swans’ good start to the domestic league campaign, especially in the Welsh side’s 2-1 win over Manchester United back in August.
Chris Smalling (England)
Meanwhile, on the flip side to that Liberty Stadium loss was Manchester United’s third captain Chris Smalling, who has arguably emerged as the Premier League’s most developed player within the last four to six months. Once bought from non-league outfit Maidstone United, the 25-year-old has showcased his true potential with some magnificent, brave and commanding performances for both club and country this term.
Ben Davies (Wales)
Our left-back spot is snapped up by Tottenham defender Ben Davies, who has shone for Spurs this campaign by keeping Danny Rose out of the first-team picture. Now in his second campaign at White Hart Lane, the Welshman has seemingly made the left-back spot his own under boss Mauricio Pochettino by appearing in all but one of the club’s Premier League fixtures this term.