The most iconic Premier League line up - No Leeds United??

Published on 21 June 2023 at 13:00

Harry Lucas


Since the confirmation of the 2023/24 Premier League line up there has been a huge debate all over social media on what the most iconic Premier League would be. With the addition of Luton Town, Brentford. Brighton and Hove Albion over the last few years adjectives have been thrown around such as 'tinpot' and 'boring' do describe this years 20 teams. Saying that, I will be producing my most iconic Premier League line up.



Before we delve into my opinions lets take a look a the top 20 teams who have accumulated the most points whilst being in the Premier League...





This could be argued as the perfect 'most deserving' all time Premier League table, however due to me being born in the early 2000's my ideal Premier League 20 teams would go something like this ...



Hold on, hold on, I can see the social media comments already however there is reasoning behind the madness that I've created. I am going to split this table in to three sections - 'The Guarantees', 'Respectable but could be swapped' and the 'Why them?' to address what needs to be addressed. 


'The Guarantees' : 

Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, West Ham and Fulham


'Respectable but could be swapped'

Blackburn Rovers, Middlesborough, Bolton Wanderers, Stoke City and Sunderland


Why them?

Wigan Athletic, Portsmouth and QPR 


Now its time to address them...


It is hard for me to make an ideal Premier League line up for my era of watching football without having the team I support in there however spending 16 years out of the Premier League in the 21 years of my existence I couldn't feature Leeds United in there. Obviously if it was my ideal Premier League the Whites would obviously make an appearance. Another few close calls would be West Brom and Wolverhampton Wanderers but in all honestly I never got excited to watch their games if it was coming up in the fixture list - apologies but it's true. Another close call was Sean Dyches Burnley and their 'antifootball', taking points off the top sides on the rare occasion and watching the opposing managers go into meltdown was immaculate vibes. This will be very prominent in the reasoning behind my other choices...

The latter eight was decided on pure memories that I've had over the years of exciting moments I've witnessed and then repeatedly watched on the iconic Premier League Years.  As previously mentioned it was the vibes that helped me come to this decision and these individuals helped me provide that settling the final 8 in my iconic Premier League of my generation. 


Roque Santa Cruz

Morten Gamst Pedersen


David Wheater

Johan Elmander

Rory Delap

Ricardo Fuller

Kenwyne Jones

Lee Cattermole

Hugo Rodallega

Maynor Figueroa

Wilson Palacios

Niko Krancjaer

Peter Crouch

Jermaine Defoe

Younes Kaboul

Frederic Piquionne

Adel Taarabt 

Joey Barton

Clint Hill

Bobby Zamora


You can't tell me that when you was reading that list it didn't produce an immaculate amount of nostalgia because it did for me! All the players listed, iconic Premier League moments and for some clubs the amount that they featured when i was growing up on Premier League football these clubs had to have a spot in there for me. 

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