The finest at the back in the English top tier.
Defenders may not always get the credit they deserve so here at fanatix we have decided to pick out the 10 best Premier League centre-backs this season.
10. Ryan Shawcross, Stoke City
Hardly the classiest of players nor someone who usually features in ‘best of’ lists, but the Potteries captain is a hugely influential force for his team.
The arrival of Mark Hughes as manager at the Britannia Stadium has surprisingly given Stoke a more aesthetically pleasing style and Shawcross has played every league game of the campaign.