Premier League Squads

Premier League rules state that each club must submit a squad, maximum 25 players, containing eight home-grown players (players trained in England or Wales for 36 months before the age of 21), with an additional unlimited number of players aged 21 or under on 1 January that year.

There has been plenty of debate on the merits of the home-grown players rule – it gets some things right (English players will get more playing time and the 25-man limit prevents player hoarding) and it gets some things wrong (encourages signing up foreign players at a younger age). It’s a compromise between what the FA wanted and what the Premier League were willing to give, and it’s important to remember that the clubs voted in favor of it, presumably to avoid taking stricter action in ensuring that English players dominate the Premier League.

Personally I feel that if the FA and the English Premier League genuinely want to help the national team perform better, they need to copy the likes of Spain, Brazil, Germany, Argentina and Netherlands in developing their players. Either ensure their future at top clubs in the Premier League or send them abroad where they will need to adapt to a new culture, grow as individuals and play in a more technical environment than, say, lower-level Premier League football or Championship football. At the end of the day, English players are happy to play in smaller clubs in England than they would be at bigger clubs abroad, and that’s the main issue.

If the new rules had mandated that those eight home-grown players should have been eight players eligible to play for England, that would have changed the complexion of the Premier League completely and would have genuinely ensured that more English players get a chance at the top level. Right or wrong, that would have had the desired effect, not a loophole that encourages Premier League clubs to simply start signing players before the age of 18. Gael Kakuta, Federico Macheda and many others will be considered ‘home-grown’, although in effect they are never going to play for England, and the England national team will never benefit from their presence in the English top-flight.

In any case, Premier League clubs will be playing by these rules from now on, so let’s take a look at the clubs and who they have in their 25-man squads. Home grown players are in bold:

Arsenal Squad

1 Almunia, Manuel
2 Arshavin, Andrey
3 Bendtner, Nicklas
4 Chamakh, Marouane
5 Clichy, Gaël
6 Denilson
7 Diaby, Abou
8 Djourou, Johan
9 Eboué, Emmanuel
10 Fabianski, Lukasz
11 Fábregas, Cesc
12 Koscielny, Laurent
13 Mannone, Vito
14 Nasri, Samir
15 Rosicky, Tomas
16 Sagna, Bacary
17 Song, Alex
18 Van Persie, Robin
19 Vermaelen, Thomas
20 Squillaci, Sébastien

Under 21 players (selected)
Gibbs, Kieran
Ramsey, Aaron
Traoré, Armand
Vela Carlos
Walcott, Theo
Wilshere, Jack

Aston Villa Squad

1 Agbonlahor, Gabriel
2 Beye, Habib
3 Carew, John
4 Collins, James
5 Cúellar, Carlos
6 Davies, Curtis
7 Downing, Stewart
8 Dunne, Richard
9 Friedel, Brad
10 Guzan, Brad
11 Heskey, Emile
12 Hogg, Jonathan
13 Lichaj, Eric
14 Ireland, Stephen
15 Osbourne, Isaiah
16 Petrov, Stilian
17 Reo-Coker, Nigel
18 Salifou, Moustapha
19 Sidwell, Steven
20 Warnock, Stephen
21 Young, Ashley
22 Young, Luke

Under 21 players (selected)
Albrighton, Marc
Collins, James
Delfouneso, Nathan
Delph, Fabian

Birmingham City Squad

1 Taylor, Maik
2 Carr, Stephen
3 Murphy, David
4 Bowyer, Lee
5 Johnson, Roger
6 Ridgewell, Liam
7 Larsson, Sebastian
8 Gardner, Craig
9 Phillips, Kevin
10 Jerome, Cameron
11 O’Connor, Garry
12 Ferguson, Barry
13 Doyle, Colin
14 Derbyshire, Matt
15 Dann, Scott
16 McFadden, James
17 Míchel
18 Fahey, Keith
19 Zigic, Nikola
20 Parnaby, Stuart
21 Hleb, Alexander
22 Beausejour, Jean
23 Foster, Ben
24 Jiranek, Martin
25 O’Shea, James

Under 21 players (selected)
Delfouneso, Emmitt
Mutch, Jordon
Vallès, Enric

Blackburn Rovers Squad

1 Robinson, Paul
2 Olsson, Martin
3 Samba, Christopher
4 Givet, Gaël
5 Nelsen, Ryan
6 Emerton, Brett
7 Dunn, David
8 Kalinic, Nikola
9 Diouf, El Hadji
10 Grella, Vince
11 Pedersen, Morten Gamst
12 Bunn, Mark
13 Nzonzi, Steven
14 Andrews, Keith
15 Salgado, Michel
16 Brown, Jason
17 Fielding, Francis
18 Chimbonda, Pascal
19 Diouf, Mame Biram
20 Mwaruwari, Benjani
21 Roberts, Jason

Under 21 players (selected)
Gunning, Gavin
Hoilett, David
Jones, Phil
Linganzi, Amine
Santa Cruz, Julio
Todd, John

Blackpool Squad

1 Adam, Charlie
2 John-Baptiste, Alex
3 Basham, Chris
4 Crainey, Stephen
5 Martin, Malaury
6 Coid, Daniel
7 Demontagnac, Ishmel
8 Eardley, Neal
9 Edwards, Robert
10 Euell, Jason
11 Evatt, Ian
12 Gilks, Matthew
13 Grandin, Elliot
14 Harewood, Marlon
15 Keinan, Dekel
16 Ormerod, Brett
17 Southern, Keith
18 Sylvestre, Ludovic
19 Taylor-Fletcher, Gary
20 Varney, Luke
21 Vaughan, David
22 Campbell, DJ
23 Carney, David
24 Kingson, Richard

Under 21 players (selected)
Almond, Louis
Cathcart, Craig
Halstead, Mark
Husband, Stephen

Bolton Wanderers Squad

1 Blake, Robert
2 Bogdan, Adam
3 Cahill, Gary
4 Cohen, Tamir
5 Davies, Kevin
6 Davies, Mark
7 Davis, Sean
8 Elmander, Johan
9 Gardner, Ricardo
10 Holden, Stuart
11 Jaaskelainen, Jussi
12 Klasnic, Ivan
13 Knight, Zat
14 Lee, Chung-yong
15 Muamba, Fabrice
16 O’Brien, Andy
17 O’Brien, Joey
18 Petrov, Martin
19 Ricketts, Sam
20 Robinson, Paul
21 Samuel, Jlloyd
22 Steinsson, Gretar
23 Taylor, Matthew
24 Al-Habsi, Ali

Under 21 players (selected)
Alonso, Marcos
Lynch, Jay
Moreno, Rodrigo
Obadeyi, Temitope
Ward, Daniel

Chelsea Squad

1 Cech, Petr
2 Ivanovic, Branislav
3 Cole, Ashley
4 Essien, Michael
5 Ramires
6 Lampard, Frank
7 Benayoun, Yossi
8 Drogba, Didier
9 Mikel, John Obi
10 Malouda, Florent
11 Bosingwa, Jose
12 Zhirkov, Yuri
13 Ferreira, Paulo
14 Kalou, Salomon
15 Turnbull, Ross
16 Terry, John
17 Alex
18 Anelka, Nicolas
19 Hilário, Henrique

Under 21 players (selected)
Bertrand, Ryan
Borini, Fabio
Cork, Jack
Hutchinson, Sam
Kakuta, Gaël
Lalkovic, Milan
McEachran, Josh
Mellis, Jacob
Mitrovic, Marko
Philliskirk, Daniel
Rajkovic, Slobodan
Sebek, Jan
Sturridge, Daniel
Taylor, Rhys
Van Aanholt, Patrick
Bruma, Jeffrey
Woods, Michael

Everton Squad

1 Hibbert, Tony
2 Baines, Leighton
3 Jagielka, Phil
4 Neville, Phil
5 Osman, Leon
6 Beckford, Jermaine
7 Cahill, Tim
8 Anichebe, Victor
9 Vaughan, James
10 Arteta, Mikel
11 Turner, Iain
12 Pienaar, Steven
13 Howard, Tim
14 Coleman, Seamus
15 Yakubu, Ayegbeni
16 Fellaini, Marouane
17 Mucha, Jan
18 Saha, Louis
19 Heitinga, John
20 Bilyaletdinov, Diniyar
21 Distin, Sylvian

Under 21 players (selected)
Agard, Kieran
Akpan, Hope
Baxter, Jose
Duffy, Shane
Fitzgibbon, James
Garbutt, Luke
Gueye, Magaye
Mustafi, Shkodran
Silva, João
Rodwell, Jack
Wallace, James

Fulham Squad

1 Schwarzer, Mark
2 Stockdale, David
3 Pantsil, John
4 Stoor, Frederick
5 Kelly, Stephen
6 Gera, Zoltan
7 Dempsey, Clint
8 Riise, Bjorn Helge
9 Hughes, Aaron
10 Baird, Christopher
11 Halliche, Rafik
12 Etuhu, Dickson
13 Dikgacoi, Kagisho
14 Johnson, Andy
15 Kamara, Diomansy
16 Dembéle, Moussa
17 Hangeland, Brede
18 Murphy, Danny
19 Greening, Jonathan
20 Zamora, Bobby
21 Elm, David
22 Johnson, Edward
23 Salcido, Carlos
24 Davies, Simon
25 Duff, Damien

Under 21 players (selected)
Briggs, Matthew
Dalla Valle, Lauri
Kacaniklic, Alexander
Marsh-Brown, Keanu
Touré, Cheick

Liverpool Squad

1 Jones, Brad
2 Johnson, Glen
3 Agger, Daniel
4 Aurélio, Fábio
5 Gerrard, Steven
6 Torres, Fernando
7 Cole, Joe
8 Jovanovic, Milan
9 Kyrgiakos, Sotirios
10 Rodríguez, Maxi
11 Kuyt, Dirk
12 Leiva, Lucas
13 Carragher, Jamie
14 Reina, José
15 Spearing, Jay
16 Darby, Stephen
17 Skrtel, Martin
18 Poulsen, Christian
19 Babel, Ryan
20 Konchesky, Paul
21 Meireles, Raul

Under 21 players (selected)
Amoo, David
Ayala, Daniel
Eccleston, Nathan
Gulacsi, Peter
Hansen, Martin
Ince, Thomas
Kelly, Martin
Mavinga, Chris
Ngog, David
Pacheco, Daniel
Shelvey, Jonjo
Wilson, Danny

Manchester City Squad

1 Hart, Joe
2 Given, Shay
3 Taylor, Stuart
4 Logan, Shaleum
5 Richards, Micah
6 Zabaleta, Pablo
7 Kompany, Vincent
8 Boateng, Jérôme
9 Lescott, Joleon
10 Touré, Kolo
11 Bridge, Wayne
12 Kolarov, Aleksandar
13 Johnson, Adam
14 Barry, Gareth
15 Touré, Yaya
16 Vieira, Patrick
17 De Jong, Nigel
18 Milner, James
19 Johnson, Michael
20 Silva, David
21 Wright-Phillips, Shaun
22 Tevez, Carlos
23 Adebayor, Emmanuel
24 Santa Cruz, Roque
25 Jô

Under 21 players (selected)
Ball, David
Balotelli, Mario
Boyata, Dedryck
Ibrahim, Abdisalam
Nimely, Alex
Trippier, Kieran
Weiss, Vladimir

Manchester United Squad

1 Van Der Sar, Edwin
2 Bebé
3 Neville, Gary
4 Evra, Patrice
5 Evans, Jonny
6 Ferdinand, Rio
7 Brown, Wes
8 Anderson
9 Berbatov, Dimitar
10 Rooney, Wayne
11 Giggs, Ryan
12 Park, Ji-Sung
13 Vidic, Nemanja
14 Carrick, Michael
15 Scholes, Paul
16 O’Shea, John
17 Fletcher, Darren
18 Valencia, Luis Antonio
19 Gibson, Darron
20 Kuszczak, Tomasz
21 De Laet, Ritchie
22 Hernández, Javier
23 Owen, Michael
24 Hargreaves, Owen

Under 21 players (selected)
Amos, Ben
Cleverley, Thomas
Drinkwater, Danny
Eikrem, Magnus
Evans, Corry
Gill, David
Keane, William
Macheda, Federico
Obertan, Gabriel
Da Silva, Rafael
Da Silva, Fábio
Pogba, Paul
Smalling, Chris
Welbeck, Danny

Newcastle United Squad

1 Campbell, Sol
2 Taylor, Steven
3 Ameobi, Shola
4 Barton, Joey
5 Guthrie, Danny
6 Lovenkrands, Peter
7 Enrique, José
8 Smith, Alan
9 Best, Leon
10 Coloccini, Fabricio
11 Gutiérrez, Jonás
12 Harper, Steve
13 Nolan, Kevin
14 Routledge, Wayne
15 Simpson, Daniel
16 Taylor, Ryan
17 Williamson, Mike
18 Xisco
19 Forster, Fraser
20 Krul, Tim
21 Perch, James
22 Tioté, Cheik
23 Ben Arfa, Hatem

Under 21 players (selected)
Cuvelier, Florent
Foster, Zack
Galloway, Jordan
Musungu, Andrew

Sunderland Squad

1 Angeleri, Marcos
2 Bardsley, Phil
3 Bent, Darren
4 Bramble, Titus
5 Campbell, Fraizer
6 Carson, Trevor
7 Cattermole, Lee
8 Da Silva, Paulo
9 Elmohamady, Ahmed
10 Ferdinand, Anton
11 Gordon, Craig
12 Healy, David
13 Malbranque, Steed
14 McCartney, George
15 Mensah, John
16 Mignolet, Simon
17 Onuoha, Nedum
18 Reid, Andy
19 Richardson, Kieran
20 Riveros, Cristian
21 Turner, Michael
22 Weir, Robert
23 Zenden, Boudewijn
24 Gyan, Asamoah

Under 21 players (selected)
Colback, Jack
Henderson, Jordan
Kay, Michael
Liddle, Michael
Meyler, David
Noble, Liam
Noble, Ryan
Reed, Adam
Waghorn, Martyn
Welbeck, Danny

Tottenham Hotspur Squad

1 Assou-Ekotto, Benoît
2 Bassong, Sébastian
3 Bentley, David
4 Corluka, Vedran
5 Crouch, Peter James
6 Cudicini, Carlo
7 Gomes, Heurelho
8 Dawson, Michael
9 Defoe, Jermain
10 Gallas, William
11 Huddlestone, Tom
12 Hutton, Alan
13 Jenas, Jermaine
14 Kaboul, Younes
15 Keane, Robbie
16 King, Ledley
17 Kranjcar, Niko
18 Lennon, Aaron
19 Modric, Luka
20 Naughton, Kyle
21 O’Hara, Jamie
22 Palacios, Wilson
23 Pavlyuchenko, Roman
24 Pletikosa, Stipe
25 Van Der Vaart, Rafael

Under 21 players (selected)
Bale, Gareth
Bostock, John
Butcher, Callum
Button, David
Sandro
Dos Santos, Giovani
Livermore, Jake
Obika, Jonathan
Parrett, Dean
Rose, Danny
Sheriff, Ramil
Townsend, Andros
Walker, Kyle

West Bromwich Albion Squad

1 Barnes, Giles Gordon
2 Bednar, Roman
3 Brunt, Christopher
4 Carson, Scott Paul
5 Cech, Marek
6 Cox, Simon
7 Dorrans, Graham
8 Fortuné, Marc-Antoine
9 Ibanez Tebar, Pablo No
10 Jara, Gonzalo
11 Kiely, Dean
12 Méïté, Abdoulaye
13 Miller, Ishmael
14 Morrison, James
15 Mulumbu, Youssouf
16 Myhill, Glyn Oliver Yes
17 Odemwingie, Peter No
18 Olsson, Jonas No
19 Reid, Steven John Yes
20 Scharner, Paul
21 Shorey, Nicky
22 Tamas, Gabriel
23 Thomas, Jerome
24 Tchoyi, Somen
25 Zuiverloon, Gianni

Under 21 players (selected)
Allsop, Ryan
Dawson, Craig
Haber, Marcus
Mattock, Joseph
Wood, Chris

West Ham United Squad

1 Green, Robert
2 Gabbidon, Danny
3 Spector, Jonathan
4 Parker, Scott
5 Cole, Carlton
6 Dyer, Kieron
7 Noble, Mark
8 Upson, Matthew
9 Barrera , Pablo
10 Behrami, Valon
11 Ben Haim, Ta
12 Da Costa, Manuel
13 Faubert, Julien
14 Hitzlsperger, Thomas
15 Ilunga, Herita
16 Kovac, Radoslav
17 Mccarthy, Benny
18 Piquionne, Frédéric
19 Reid, Winston
20 Boa Morte, Luis
21 Obinna, Victor
22 Jacobsen, Lars
23 Boffin, Ruud
24 Hines, Zavon
25 Collison, Jack

Under 21 players (selected)
Eyjolfsson, Holmar
Fanimo, Matthias
McNaughton, Callum
Moncur, George
Nouble, Frank
Potts, Daniel
Sears, Freddie
Spence, Jordan
Stanislas, Junior
Stech, Marek
Tomkins, James

Wigan Athletic Squad

1 Kirkland, Chris
2 Pollitt, Mike
3 N’Zogbia, Charles
4 Boyce, Emmerson
5 Caldwell, Gary
6 Watson, Ben
7 Caldwell, Steven
8 Thomas, Hendry
9 Stam, Ronnie
10 Gómez, Jordi
11 Rodallega, Hugo
12 Diamé, Mohamed
13 Figueroa, Maynor
14 Gohouri, Steve
15 De Ridder, Daniel
16 Al-Habsi, Ali
17 Alcaraz, Antolín
18 McArthur, James
19 Boselli, Mauro

Under 21 players (selected)
Cleverley, Thomas
Di Santo, Franco
Girvan, Michael
Holt, Joe
McCarthy, James
McManaman, Callum
Moses, Victor
Mustoe, Jordan
Routledge, Jon
Rugg, Jordan

Wolverhampton Wanderers Squad

1 Hahnemann, Marcus
2 Van Damme, Jelle
3 Elokobi, George
4 Edwards, David
5 Stearman, Richard
6 Craddock, Jody
7 Henry, Karl
8 Ebanks-Blake, Sylvan
9 Fletcher, Steven
10 Ward, Stephen
11 Hunt, Stephen
12 Hennessey, Wayne
13 Jones, David
14 Halford, Greg
15 Berra, Christophe
16 Jarvis, Matthew
17 Bent, Marcus
18 Milljas, Nenad
19 Mancienne, Michael
20 Mouyokolo, Steven
21 Zubar, Ronald
22 Doyle, Kevin
23 Ikeme, Carl
24 Foley, Kevin
25 Guedioura, Adlène

Under 21 players (selected)
Carvalho-Landell, Andre
Ebanks-Landell, Ethan
Griffiths, Sam
Keane, Jordan
Mujangi, Bia
Vokes, Sam

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