The best of the best.
Joe Hart (Man City)
Not as safe a pair of hands as last term but City have only conceded ten goals in 14 games despite their defence as a whole not being all that dependable.
Leighton Baines (Everton)
Consistent as ever.
Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
German has been a rock at the back for Arsenal this season, showing the kind of form that persuaded Arsene Wenger to bring the giant to the Premier League.
Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
Great form thus far this campaign, leading to England call-up and a talk of a six year contract extension.
Rafael (Man United)
Brazilian has been excellent this season. Solid at the back and adventurous going forward and not making the positional mistakes that used to hold him back at United.