9. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
Total tackles: 80
Tackles per game: 3.48
Crystal Palace’s versatile star Joel Ward has played most of his games at right back for the Eagles, and has performed well against many of the left wingers he has faced so far this season – particularly since Tony Pulis took over.
Ward has been instrumental Pulis’ brand of defensively sound football, maintaining very little space between the lines, and could be a vital cog in their efforts to keep Premier League football at Selhurst Park.