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Premier League melting pot: Manchester City field highest proportion of internationals, champion England’s cause

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By Brian Sears

12 October 2010

The international break provides an opportunity to take stock of the multinational melting pot that is the Premier League, and late last week we presented snapshots of the number of international players by club, and a breakdown of the 60 nations represented by full internationals in the Premier League so far this season.

Today, sportingintelligence looks at some individual club case studies, including Manchester City here; they have used 18 different players from nine different nations as starters in League games so far this season.

The most common nationality of Manchester City starting players so far by a long way has been English (seven, all full internationals), followed by Argentinean (two, both internationals), Ivorian (ditto) and Belgian (two, one international).

Chelsea have the highest percentage of full international among all the players used so far, 19 of 20 players used, or 95 per cent.

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Analysis of MANCHESTER CITY players used in Premier League games this season
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18 different Premier League starters from nine countries

*Not full internationals

In the 2010-11 season so far up to 10-10-10
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Barry – English
Boateng – German
Boyata* – Belgian
Hart – English
Johnson – English
Kolarov – Serbian
Kompany – Belgian
Lescott – English
Milner – English
Richards – English
Silva – Spanish
Tevez – Argentinean
Y Toure – Ivorian
K Toure – Ivorian
Vieira – French
Wright-Phillips – English
Zabaleta – Argentinean
De Jong – Dutch
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Two players used as “substitutes only” so far from two more countries

Adebayor – Togolese

Jo – Brazilian
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Summary of starters / of whom full internationals: English 7/7, Argentinean 2/2, Ivorian 2/2, Belgian 2/1, German 1/1, Serbian 1/1, Spanish 1/1, French 1/1, Dutch 1/1 = 94.4 per cent of starters are internationals.
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Summary of substitutes / of whom full internationals: Togolese 1/1, Brazilian 1/1 = 100 per cent of subs are internationals.
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Summary: 20 players from 11 countries, 95 per cent of them full internationals.

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