45. Daniele De Rossi, AS Roma
The second from Roma now and a non-nonsense defensive midfielder that puts everything in for both club and country.
44. Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund
Was injured for a significant chunk of the campaign, but when the Germany international is on the pitch he proves why he is touted as one of the best centre-backs in the world.
43. Roberto Firmino, Hoffenheim
The Bundesliga is really starting to become a showcase for developing talent and this 22-year-old Brazilian has netted 21 goals and provided 16 assists from attacking midfield.
42. Luka Modric, Real Madrid
After a £33m transfer to Madrid in 2012 Modric found it difficult to settle, but the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as head coach has allowed the Croatian to thrive.
41. Carlos Vela, Real Sociedad
Formerly of Arsenal the Mexican has found his place with Sociedad as the Spanish side marched on the Champions League and have performed well again this term thanks to Vela’s 15 goals and 11 assists.