Jamie Carragher selects Sheffield Wednesday icon in latest fantasy team - can you do better?

We’ve all developed ways of alleviating boredom since the start of lockdown. Some have been successful, some, well, haven’t.

By Alex Miller
Sunday, 26th April 2020, 12:39 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 12:41 pm

Has your love affair with Football Manager kept you up until the wee small hours once more? Are the dogs getting more of a walk than usual? Is FIFA taking a battering?

Over on Twitter, it seems former England international and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher is filling some time by facing up to a number of ‘Fantasy Football’ challenges – picking sides of eleven players – with certain conditions.

Rules so far have included picking an ultimate eleven of players of different nationalities and picking a team from players that had not played for the same club.

And this weekend’s effort goes deeper – a team of past and present Premier League superstars, none of whom have ever played for the same club or are from the same nation – tricky? You better believe it.

And Carragher, who was moulded into a centre-half for the majority of his sparkling career but also played a lot of football at full-back, chose Sheffield Wednesday icon Roland Nilsson on the right side of defence.

Can you do better?

Carragher’s side in full (4-3-1-2); Neville Southall (Everton, Bradford, Wales); Roland Nilsson (Sheffield Wednesday, Coventry, Sweden), Paul McGrath (Aston Villa, Ireland), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City, Belgium), Christian Fuchs (Leicester, Austria); Michael Essien (Chelsea, Ghana), Luka Modric (Tottenham Hotspur, Croatia), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, England); Juninho (Middlesbrough, Brazil); Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Portugal), Thierry Henry (Arsenal, France).

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has selected Roland Nilsson in a fantasy football side.