BBC Sport pundit and former Everton player Kevin Kilbane recently compiled his personal Premier League Team of the Decade, and he selected Seamus Coleman in his starting XI.
Speaking to On The Ball the former Republic of Ireland international said of the inclusion of our 30-year-old.
“It had to be Coleman. You look at Zabaleta. You look at Kyle Walker who you could have put it in. Consistency wise, particularly this season, he has to be in there. I’d fight a case strongly that Coleman should have won a trophy with any of those top four clubs over the last decade. I think Coleman is better than Zabaleta.”
The versatile stalwart ended the 2018/19 campaign with 30 appearances in total for manager Marco Silva with injuries getting in the way of his season earlier on in the year. But undoubtedly he’s proven to be a snip having signed from Sligo Rovers for a reported £60,000 back in 2009. With 263 starting appearances to his name, and a further 26 showings from the substitutes bench – he’s returned 26 goals and a number of assists down the years and we certainly miss him when he’s not in the squad.
Whether fans will agree with Kilbane’s assessment that he’s better is Pablo Zabaleta is purely down to personal choice, but there will certainly be those who agree.