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Aguero up front in Shearer's team of the decade

27 Dec 2019

Premier League Champion hails Man City striker as one of the competition's greatest foreign players and picks him in his best XI of the 2010s

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Sergio Aguero has been so impressive over the last 10 years that Alan Shearer regards the Manchester City striker as one of the greatest Premier League players in the decade and arguably the best foreign star to grace the competition.

Shearer has included the Argentinian in his Team of the Decade, which is based on those he thinks have made the biggest mark in the top flight from 2010 to 2019. 

Aguero has scored a Premier League-high of 173 goals in the 2010s, firing Man City to four titles, and is one of five City players included by Shearer.

The team also includes strong representation from Chelsea, who won the league three times during the decade. 

Petr Cech (CHE) | (ARS)

A reliable and consistent performer who won two Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2009/10 and 2014/15 and displayed longevity to make 274 appearances during the decade.

Branislav Ivanovic (CHE)

A tough defender and hard to play against, the Serb made 231 appearances and picked up three Premier League winners' medals.

Vincent Kompany (MCI)

He had every attribute you would want from a defender. A great organiser and scored important goals which proved crucial in Manchester City securing four Premier League titles.

John Terry (CHE)

A tremendous leader and captain who was influential in helping Chelsea to three Premier League crowns over the decade.

Kevin De Bruyne (CHE) | (MCI)

As a forward, I would have loved to have been on the end of some of the balls he puts into the box. The Belgian has won two Playmaker of the Season awards.

N’Golo Kante (LEI) | (CHE)

The influence he had on the title successes of Leicester City in 2015/16 and Chelsea the following season means he has to be in my team.

Yaya Toure (MCI)

Whether it was to break forward, offer protection or a bit of steel, he could provide whatever you needed in midfield.

David Silva (MCI)

He epitomises everything that Man City are about. Skill, determination, everything that you would want from a midfielder.

Wayne Rooney (MUN) | (EVE)

I was always a huge fan of the Manchester United forward, whose dedication was an important factor behind their two Premier League titles during the decade.

Sergio Aguero (MCI)

One of, if not, the best foreign player to ever grace the Premier League. Incredibly consistent and a key part of all four of City's title triumphs.

Eden Hazard (CHE)

When you wanted someone to produce something special, he was often the one to supply it for Chelsea. Incredible skills and trickery.

Manager: Pep Guardiola (MCI)

The way he came into the Premier League and transformed how a lot of teams play the game, that all came from him.

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