9. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain and ITALY)
The Italian midfielder is likely to form a high-class central midfield partnership with Andrea Pirlo this summer and that should mean the Italians enjoy a lot of possession in Brazil.
At just 24-years-old he already has two Ligue 1 titles to his name and his performances for Paris Saint-Germain have seen him linked with a summer move to Real Madrid. He is another player that England will not relish facing in Group D of the World Cup.