The 10 best defenders in the Premier League: Liverpool’s Skrtel pips Chelsea pair

Everton and Hull City defenders also feature in the list of this season’s best… These ratings are based on this...

Everton and Hull City defenders also feature in the list of this season’s best…

These ratings are based on this season’s performances alone, and are aggregated by football website WhoScored, who rank a defender on their tackles, interceptions, clearances, aerial duels, passing, goals conceded, goals scored and assists…

Neither of Arsenal’s impressive centre-back pairing make the list – probably because maulings handed out by Manchester City and Liverpool have had too drastic an effect on their statistics.

10) Winston Reid – West Ham – 7.31 rating

Despite the fact they’re stuck in a relegation battle, West Ham have actually kept more clean sheets than anyone else in the Premier League so far this season. The Kiwi centre-half has been a key reason for this.

Winston Reid West Ham Nathan Dyer Swansea

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