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The Likely Next Inductees Into the Premier League Hall of Fame

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Paul Scholes

One of the greatest midfielders of a generation, surely Paul Scholes must be in line to join the Hall of Fame sooner rather than later. The man that was nicknamed “Satnav” because of his pinpoint accuracy, is one of the most decorated players to have braced the Premier League; Scholes won the Premier League a whopping 11 times in his illustrious career with Manchester United.

He racked up 499 appearances in the competition for the Red Devils, scoring 107 times. With Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard already taking their place in the Hall of Fame, many would argue that Scholes should have been already added to the legendary list.

Whichever way you see the Scholes vs Gerrard vs Lampard debate though, it goes without saying that the man hailed and lauded by the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo amongst others, thoroughly deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Didier Drogba

Another all-time great that merits a place amongst the Premier League’s greatest is the Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. The Ivorian striker racked up 104 goals in his 254 league appearances and was a spearhead for the Blues in four title wins.

Drogba also picked up the Golden Boot award twice in his career. Chelsea’s iconic talisman was a man for the big occasions, highlighted by Drogba being the only player to score in four FA Cup finals, as well as hitting 10 goals in 12 finals for Chelsea. With his sheer pace, strength, and incredible finishing ability, Drogba will go down in Chelsea and Premier League history.

Peter Schmeichel

Whenever people discuss the best goalkeepers to have featured in the Premier League, Peter Schmeichel’s name always pops up. The Dane made 310 appearances across his time in the division and enjoyed many accolades, winning the league five times whilst at United as well as being a key man in that famous treble-winning side. Schmeichel was also named Player of the Season for the 1995/96 season, a fantastic feat, especially for a goalkeeper.

Schmeichel will go down in Premier League history regardless, incredibly being the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal. A place in the Hall of Fame would be a fine way to recognise one of the best goalies the English game has seen.

Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic was another one of the all-time great centre-backs that just loved to defend. The Serbian often put his body on the line with crunching tackles that demonstrated his strength, courage, and determination to do anything to help the team.

Vidic’s signing was a big one for United, seeing an unstoppable partnership of Vidic and Rio Ferdinand flourish. United’s number 15 won the title on five occasions, as well as becoming the only defender to win the Player Of The Season award more than once, with two to his name.

As a potential next Premier League Hall Of Fame induction, it would certainly be deserved.

John Terry

After a career spanning over 20 years, Chelsea captain, leader, legend, John Terry, would be a fine addition as the next Premier League Hall of Fame inductee, and if anything it's already overdue.

Terry played 492 games in the top tier, all at Chelsea, in which he kept 214 clean sheets – more than any other defender. The colossal figure at the back guided the London outfit to five league titles, with his last one coming in the 2016/17 season.

It’s a testament to his longevity that he was able to keep winning titles as the years went by, with Terry being the only player to have featured in all five of the Blues’ championship-winning campaigns. He certainly has his place in Chelsea folklore and warrants a place as the Premier League Hall of Fame inductee.