Todd Boehly looks ready to rock the boat in the Premier League as Chelsea’s new co-owner has opened up the discussion about the possibility of a Premier League all-star game in the future.
As an American, Boehly is accustomed to the popular fan voting-based yearly spectacle that takes place across all major North American sports in the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer.
Once a year fans place ballot votes for which players they would like to see square off against one another that often pitting one half of the league against the other based on geographical dividing lines, with Boehly suggesting that such an event could help bring in increased revenue into the English football pyramid.
This yearly sporting tradition, while popular in North America, is sure to not go down well with football purists in England and the UK as a whole on the back of increased foreign ownership and investment which continues to use financial gains as a key driving factor behind dipping their toes in the top flight of English football.
Boehly noted “MLB did their all-star game this year. They made $200m from a Monday and a Tuesday, you could do a North vs South all-star game from the Premier League to fund the pyramid very easily” and did not hide the notion that increased revenue generation - though possibly being welcome by the lower tiers in the English pyramid - was the key driving force behind the idea but one that would ultimately sully the sport on English shores.
With that in mind, for the sake of discussion, here are 101 Great Goals’ selections for North vs South in a Premier League all-star XI match