With every country having now confirmed their place at next year's World Cup , a number of the Premier League's brightest stars will not be heading to Brazil after some big nations were knocked out in -including Czech and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Arsenal and Wales playmaker Aaron Ramsey and Tottenham and Demark attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen.
There are more than enough Premier League players missing the World Cup to make a good starting XI. Of all the goalkeepers missing out on the tournament, surely none is better than Peter Cech, whose Brazil dream evaporated when the Czech Republic finished third in their group behind Italy and Denmark.
Two of the Premier League's most solid defenders, Chelsea right back Branislav Ivanovic and Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic, will also be missing out on Brazilbecause Serbia, who were in the same group as Belgium and Croatia, failed to secure a place in the World Cup.
The same happened with Liverpool centre back Daniel Agger, who did not get a trip to South America due to Denmark's failure to qualify, while Tottenham's impressive summer signing Vlad Chiriches will also miss out after Romania were eliminated by Greece in the play-offs. Together they would form a resolute and perfectly complementary back four.
Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, who has been one of the sensations of this season, would also be in the XI after Wales were knocked out in the qualification stage. Southampton's summer signing Victor Wanyama, from Kenya, Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen and Cech's compatriot Thomas Rosicky would form a wonderfully creative midfield.
In attack, Montenegro and Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, who was unable to prevent his country from being knocked out by England during the qualification stage, would be the frontman along with Newcastle's Papiss Cisse, who failed to secure a place in Brazil with Senegal.
On the bench Arsenal and Poland number one Wojciech Szczesny would be the back-up goalkeeper. Serbian duo Matija Nastasic and Alexander Kolarov would make up the defensive replacements,e with Liverpool's Slovakian centre-back Martin Skrtel, while Chelsea striker Demba Ba, from Senegal, would provide the goals.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, who could arguably form the Premier League's top three come May, would be the ones that would provide more players to the team with three each, while Tottenham and Liverpool would add also two. Manchester United, Newcastle and Southampton would provide the rest.
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Wojciech Szczesny
Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Matija Nastasic, Daniel Agger, Nemanja Vidic, Vlad Chiriches, Martin Skrtel and Alexander Kolarov
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey, Christian Eriksen, Victor Wanyama, Thomas Rosicky
Strikers: Stevan Jovetic, Pappiss Cisse and Demba Ba