The teams with the best defensive records this term.
As any football manager with a tendency towards a cliche will tell you, don’t concede goals and you can’t lose matches.
This is why so much attention is paid towards keeping it solid at the back and here are the best central defensive partnerships from the Premier League in 2013/14.
4. Jose Fonte and Dejan Lovren – Southampton
Games played together: 17.
Goals conceded: 17.
The arrival of Lovren in the summer has revitalised a Saints back line that looked extremely vulnerable last term and although consistency has dropped off of late, the club are still among those with the best defensive record.