45. Ivan Rakitic – Sevilla and Croatia
It’s been a superb campaign for this central midfielder, who has propelled Sevilla towards the European places with a huge number of goals from the middle of the park.
44. Gonzalo Higuain – Napoli and Argentina
Became the most expensive player ever at the Stadio Olimpico last summer after completing a £34.5m transfer from Real Madrid and has been scoring for fun in Italy.
43. Alexis Sanchez – Barcelona and Chile
Despite it having been a relatively disappointing season for Barca in 2013/14 by their standards, one real positive for Gerardo Martino’s men has been the improved attacking form of Sanchez.
42. Diego Costa – Atletico Madrid and Spain
Could well spearhead the Spanish attack as they look to defend their World Cup title this summer, despite having only recently converted from Brazil, as 35 goals in 46 matches is nothing to be sniffed at.
41. Angel Di Maria – Real Madrid and Argentina
Despite many thinking this Argentine would struggle for game time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this term with the arrival of Gareth Bale and Isco, has been a key part of Carlo Ancelotti’s side.