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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Premier League squad lists: Tottenham omit Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Tottenham have left Benoit Assou-Ekotto out of their 25-man Premier league squad, despite having two free spaces available.

Assou-Ekotto, 30, returned to White Hart Lane following a loan spell at Queens Park Rangers last season and was heavily expected to leave the club this summer.

However, a move failed to materialise and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has decided not to include the Cameroon international left-back in his Premier League or Europa League rosters, effectively bringing an end to his eight-year spell at the club.

England international Danny Rose and summer signing Ben Davies will therefore share the responsibility of the left-back role at White Hart Lane, while Spanish attacking midfielder Cristian Ceballos and attacker Ryan Mason were also included on the 23-man list.

Assou-Ekotto has made 200 appearances for Tottenham following his transfer from Lens in the summer of 2006, scoring four goals.

Manchester United included 12 home grown players in their Premier League squad list -- more than any of last season's top four -- though the three promoted sides, Burnley (19), Queens Park Rangers (18) and Leicester City (17) registered the most.

Chelsea have registered the least number of home grown players with Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas and John Terry making up their three-man contingent. 

Benoit Assou-Ekotto: Not a c-hair in the world.
Assou-Ekotto has been surprisingly left out of Mauricio Pochettino's Premier League squad

Tottenham Hotspur squad list for the 2014-15 Premier League season (*=Home grown):

Emmanuel Adebayor, Etienne Capoue, Cristian Ceballos, Nacer Chadli, Vlad Chiriches, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Federico Fazio, Brad Friedel, Younes Kaboul, Erik Lamela, Hugo Lloris, Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Benjamin Stambouli, Jan Vertonghen, Michel Vorm, *Aaron Lennon, *Ryan Mason, *Kyle Naughton, *Danny Rose, *Andros Townsend, *Kyle Walker.

Selected under-21 players who do not need to be registered: Eric Dier, Nabil Bentaleb, Harry Kane and Ben Davies.


Mikel Arteta, Joel Campbell. Santi Cazorla, *Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Debuchy, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Flamini, *Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, *Damian Martinez, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, David Ospina, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, *Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Alexis Sanchez *Wojciech Szczesny, *Theo Walcott, *Danny Welbeck, *Jack Wilshere

Selected under-21 players who do not need to be registered: Calum Chambers, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, Hector Bellerin, Serge Gnabry, Isaac Hayden, Yaya Sanogo, Gedion Zelalem.


Cesar Azpilicueta, Willian, *Gary Cahill, Petr Cech, Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa, Oscar, Didier Drogba, *Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Branislav Ivanovic, Filipe Luis, Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel, Loic Remy, Mohamed Salah, Ramires, Andre Schurrle, Mark Schwarzer, *John Terry.

Selected under-21 players who do not need to be registered: Kurt Zouma, Nathan Ake, Andreas Christensen, Jeremie Boga, Mitchell Beeney, Lewis Baker.

Gary Cahill and John Terry
Chelsea have registered only three home grown players, the lowest number of all 20 Premier League teams.


*Joe Allen, Mario Balotelli, *Fabio Borini, Philippe Coutinho, *Steven Gerrard, *Jordan Henderson, *Glen Johnson, *Brad Jones, *Adam Lallana, *Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren, Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Lucas Leiva, Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Martin Skrtel, *Daniel Sturridge, Kolo Toure.

Selected under-21 players who do not need to be registered: Emre Can, Jon Flanagan, Lazar Markovic, Raheem Sterling.

Manchester United:

*Ben Amos, David De Gea, Anders Lindegaard, *Jonny Evans, *Phil Jones, *Rafael, Marcos Rojo, *Chris Smalling, *Marnick Vermijl, Anderson, Daley Blind, *Michael Carrick, Angel Di Maria, Marouane Fellaini, *Darren Fletcher, Ander Herrera, *Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, *Davide Petrucci, Antonio Valencia, *Ashley Young, Radamel Falcao, *Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie.

Selected under-21 players who do not need to be registered: Tyler Blackett, Adnan Januzaj, Luke Shaw, James Wilson.

United won the 2014 ICC, a tournament designed to enhance European teams, not U.S. soccer.
Manchester United have 12 home grown players in their list, more than any of last season's top four.

Manchester City:

Sergio Aguero, *Dedryck Boyata, Willy Caballero, *Gael Clichy, Martin Demichelis, Edin Dzeko, *John Guidetti, *Joe Hart, David Silva, Stevan Jovetic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Vincent Kompany, *Frank Lampard, Fernandinho, Eliaquim Mangala, *James Milner, Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas, Fernando Reges, Bacary Sagna, *Scott Sinclair, Scott, Yaya Toure, *Richard Wright, Pablo Zabaleta.

Selected under-21 players who do not need to be registered: Matija Nastasic.

The rest of the Premier League squads can be found here.


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