Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon selected two Chelsea players when creating his best current Barclays Premier League starting XI in an interview with Shortlist last week.

The Italian shot-stopper is easily one of the greatest goalkeepers to ever play the game, and he added to his legacy yesterday when he broke the Serie A record for minutes without conceding a goal by flawlessly protecting his net for a consecutive 973 minutes.

Buffon’s best Premier League XI is a 4-3-3 formation, and two Chelsea players were featured.

At left-back, he opted for Cesar Azpilicueta.

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Buffon said:

Chelsea are not enjoying their best season, but this is another defender who you can always rely on to give you a good performance.

Later on, the goalkeeper presented his preferred strike-force, and Diego Costa was one of the three.

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Regarding his pick of the controversial Spaniard, Buffon said:

He will upset people, but defenders hate to play against players like him – I have seen it so many times. He scores goals as well, you can’t argue with that.

While Chelsea Football Club as a whole has experienced a nightmare of a season, two of their players managed to find a spot in Buffon’s best Premier League lineup.

The full line-up selected is as follows:

Hart; Azpilicueta, Koscielny, Kompany, Zabaleta; Ozil, Silva, Cazorla; Kane, Costa, Aguero.

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