When we say football legends, everyone understands players who made incredible achievements for their clubs in their playing career.
These players are said to be unplayable during their time. For instance, we can say Pele is widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time.
Now, who is able and capable to achieve his accomplishments? Will Neymar overturn him? Time will tell us.
Today we take a look at some legends who can’t make the first XI for their former clubs in the current football.
4. Teddy Sheringham at Tottenham Hotspur due to Harry Kane
Sheringham has been an outstanding striker during his time at Tottenham Hotspur. He was one of the greatest players in the Premier League history.
The former England international managed to score 97 league goals for Spurs in two spells at the White Hart Lane.
Sheringham spent 7 seasons at Tottenham where he played 236 Premier League matches. But when you try to look at Harry Kane’s performance today, it’s quite different.
At the age of 24, Kane has scored 102 goals in 142 Premier League games.
Hope we are not wrong if we say that if we say that Sheringham wouldn’t start ahead of his compatriot Kane in today’s football.
3. Michael Essien at Chelsea due to N’Golo Kante
Michael Essien was actually the best midfielder at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho. But N’golo Kante has become an upgrade on Chelsea’s Claude Makelele.
Essien joined the Blues in 2005 from Lyon and has helped the London side to win two Premier League titles, UEFA Champions League, 4 FA Cups, League Cup and Community Shield.
The Ghanaian international was a powerful box-to-box midfielder at Stamford Bridge.
Kante, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2016 from Leicester City, in currently unplayable midfielder in the Premier League.
Having helped the Foxes to win their first Premier League title, the Frenchman boasts the records for the most tackles and most interceptions across the season.
The 26-year-old is the best holding midfielder in the Premier League so far.
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