Just for a bit of fun, we take a look at what each Premier League’s five-a-side team might look like.
In a version of the game that requires good ball control, technical ability and a certain amount of physicality on the pitch, these teams are not necessarily made up of the best five players from each team.
These sides blend the aforementioned attributes in what would be an intriguing and entertaining competition.
Charlie Daniels takes the defensive slot here. A tough-tackling full-back, Daniels always plays on the front foot striking the perfect balance between defence and attack.
Jack Wilshere pips Harry Arter and teams up with the pacy attack of Junior Stansilas and Callum Wilson.
GK: Artur Boruc
DEF: Charlie Daniels
MID: Jack Wilshere-Junior Stanislas
ATT: Callum Wilson
Ball playing centre-half Laurent Koscielny is the perfect five-a-side defender.
Santi Cazorla’s low centre of gravity is nicely complimented by the technically fantastic Mesut Ozil with the trickery of Alexis Sanchez hard to leave out.
GK: Petr Cech
DEF: Laurent Koscielny
MID: Santi Cazorla-Mesut Ozil
ATT: Alexis Sanchez
Michael Keane pips Ben Mee as the defender with Steven Defour and the quick feet of George Boyd in midfield.
Andre Gray’s pace and finishing earns him the attacking position.
GK: Tom Heaton
DEF: Michael Keane
MID: Steven Defour-George Boyd
ATT: Andre Gray
David Luiz can be erratic at times but could score from anywhere on a five-a-side pitch.
N’Golo Kante’s tidy style would combine well with the trickery of Eden Hazard, who pips Willian. Diego Costa is the Chelsea striker.
GK: Thibaut Courtois
DEF: David Luiz
MID: N’Golo Kante-Eden Hazard
ATT: Diego Costa
Scott Dann just edges James Tomkins as the defender, with the technically-gifted Yohan Cabaye and speedy Wilfried Zaha supplying the creativity for Christian Benteke, who has good feet for his size.
GK: Wayne Hennessy
DEF: Scott Dann
MID: Yohan Cabaye-Wilfried Zaha
ATT: Christian Benteke
Seamus Coleman is hard to ignore and has the stamina and physicality to cover the tricky midfield of Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas.
Romelu Lukaku is a man who could get around the five-a-side pitch taking half the opposition with him.
GK: Maarten Stekelenburg
DEF: Seamus Coleman
MID: Ross Barkley-Kevin Mirallas
ATT: Romelu Lukaku
The robust Harry Maguire might not have the tidiest of feet but can be supported defensively by Ryan Mason.
Shaun Maloney’s wizardry makes him a hard man to track with Abdel Hernandez the quality finisher up front.
GK: David Marshall
DEF: Harry Maguire
MID: Ryan Mason-Shaun Maloney
ATT: Abel Hernandez
Christian Fuchs’ sweet left foot and robust tackling provide perfect balance in defence. Riyad Mahrez is capable of playing in tight spaces with Danny Drinkwater providing the bite in the team.
Jamie Vardy’s turn of pace and ability to spot gaps in defence makes him the perfect five-a-side striker.
GK: Kasper Schmeichel
DEF: Christian Fuchs
MID: Danny Drinkwater-Riyad Mahrez
ATT: Jamie Vardy
This team essentially features four midfielders. James Milner’s conversion to defence puts him ahead of Nathanial Clyne, with the technical panache of Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana supported by Saido Mane making this one of the best five-a-side teams in the league.
GK: Loris Karius
DEF: James Milner
MID: Philippe Coutinho-Adam Lallana
ATT: Sadio Mane
The much criticised John Stones is the ideal five-a-side defender with the ability to break from his own box.
The slight but powerful David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are capable of tearing teams apart with precise passes that Sergio Aguero would feed off.
GK: Claudio Bravo
DEF: John Stones
MID: Kevin De Bruyne-David Silva
ATT: Sergio Aguero
Marcos Rojo’s quick feet put him ahead of United’s regular defenders. Paul Pogba’s trickery and Ander Herrera’s precision passing make for a well-balanced midfield duo with Zlatan Ibrahimovic a terrifying prospect on a smaller pitch.
GK: David De Gea
DEF: Marcos Rojo
MID: Paul Pogba-Ander Herrera
ATT: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
George Friend is another full-back with a bite to his game with the energetic Marten De Roon and skilful Gaston Ramirez playing in front.
Cristhian Stuani is probably a better finisher than Alvara Negrado and has better ball control than Adama Traore who would outrun the size of the pitch.
GK: Victor Valdes
DEF: George Friend
MID: Marten De Roon-Gaston Ramirez
ATT: Cristhian Stuani
Virgil van Dijk would serve as an extra attacker with his dribbling capabilities taking some of the pressure of the composed Oriel Romeu and Dusan Tadic.
Jay Rodriguez has come back from injury to show his deadly finishing and dribbling ability.
GK: Fraser Forster
DEF: Virgil van Dijk
MID: Oriel Romeu-Dusan Tadic
ATT: Jay Rodriguez
Although not a Stoke regular, Marc Muniesta has quality composure and ball control.
Joe Allen and Xherden Shaqiri are both under 5’ 7″ making them tricky customers to handle on the five-a-side pitch with Jon Walters the robust, but powerful, finisher.
GK: Jack Butland
DEF: Marc Muniesta
MID: Joe Allen-Xherdan Shaqiri
ATT: Jon Walters
Jason Denayor is a decent ball-playing defender with Seb Larrson capable of picking out precise passes.
Adnan Janujaz is an expert in escaping tight situations with Jermain Defore’s tiny stature always hard to contain.
GK: Jordan Pickford
DEF: Jason Denayer
MID: Seb Larsson-Adnan Janujaz
ATT: Jermain Defoe
Alfie Mawson’s physicality blends well with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long range shooting ability, which can be followed up by the instinctive Fernando Llorente.
New signing Luciano Narsingh has the pace and power to add balance to this team.
GK: Lukasz Fabianski
DEF: Alfie Mawson
MID: Gylfi Sigurroson-Luciano Narsingh
ATT: Fernando Llorente
With two talented full-backs in Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld pips the two as he is a more complete all round defender.
Christian Eriksen is an expert in precision passing, with Dele Alli the engine of the team. Harry Kane is the obvious choice up-front.
GK: Hugo Lloris
DEF: Toby Alderweireld
MID: Dele Alli-Christian Erikson
ATT: Harry Kane
Miguel Britos and Etienne Capoue have the composure and technical ability for five-a-side. The skilful Nordin Amrabat and Troy Deeney make up this robust five.
GK: Heuerlho Gomes
DEF: Miguel Britos
MID: Etienne Capoue-Nordin Amrabat
ATT: Troy Deeney
West Bromwich Albion
Jonny Evans takes the defenders slot ahead of Chris Brunt. Technically gifted James Morrison and Nacir Chadli add pace and composure in midfield. Hal Robson-Kanu demonstrated his ability to play and score in impossibly tight spaces at Euro 2016 and edges Solomon Rondon.
GK: Ben Foster
DEF: Jonny Evans
MID: James Morrison-Nacer Chadli
ATT: Hal Robson-Kanu
West Ham United
The powerful Winston Reid leads this West Ham selection with Mark Noble pipped by the more skilful Manuel Lanzini.
The exciting Michail Antonio and lanky, but skilful, Andy Carroll complete the side.
GK: Darren Randolph
DEF: Winston Reid
MID: Manuel Lanzini-Michail Antonio
ATT: Andy Carroll
Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena