ESPN FC's Halloween XI: Spooky selection of Premier League stars
"Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand ..."
That's right -- it's that time of year again. Halloween is a time when the temperature is dropping, the nights are drawing in, and the barrier between our world and the realm of ghosts and spirits is at its thinnest.
To mark the spookiest day of the year, the Toe Poke has assembled its annual terrifying team of Premier League stars.
Fear these petrifying puns on the names of players who are spending Oct. 31 in England for the first time.
As if the lurid green kit weren't off-putting enough, strikers beware the fearsome wail of Chelsea's ghoulish goalkeeper.
Never happier than when he's ploughing down the left flank and into space (where no one can hear you scream).
Arsenal's grizzled, veteran full-back is so old, he is held together by nuts and bolts.
The Manchester City defender is certainly a frightful sight for any opposing forward.
He might be young, but Manchester United look like they've signed a monster of a defender.
He might be oozing class, or he might be oozing mysterious ectoplasm. Either way, he's definitely oozing something.
The Brazilian midfielder has given opponents another reason to be afraid -- very afraid -- when they arrive at Anfield.
Chelsea's midfield maestro slices through the opposition with his eerily accurate passing as easily as a knife through a Halloween pumpkin.
The Portuguese playmaker might have asked "Where? Wolves?" when the bid from Molineux came, but he left Manchester United fans howling with his late equaliser.
The Arsenal man has wasted little time sinking his teeth into defenders as he feasts on goals, goals, goals.
The Tottenham winger has left many a quivering defence with twisted blood after one of his diabolical dribbling runs.
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