The Premier League is one of the most competitive divisions in world football, with any side capable of beating anyone. We regularly see the 'smaller clubs' cause upsets and claim unlikely victories, but come the end of the campaign there is a big gap between the top 6 and the chasing pack. Last season we saw 14 points separate Arsenal in 6th to Leicester in 8th and after another summer of big spending we could see that figure increase even further.
But despite the end of season gap being so big, it doesn't mean that there's a lack of quality lower down the league. There's some top players plying their trade outside the top 6 and it's got us thinking - if we was to create a starting XI from these who would make it in? It wasn't easy but we've given it a go and complied what we think is the best possible XI from the remaining 14 clubs below.
We think it looks a pretty decent side on paper - but one thing to bare in mind is that we've selected ONE PLAYER PER TEAM - meaning that things were a little more difficult! Check out our side below and let us know if you agree/disagree with our selections by tweeting us @FootyAccums!