Chelsea skipper pipped by Arsenal’s exceptional Frenchman… (All stats used are courtesy of WhoScored.)
10) Gareth McAuley – West Brom
The 34-year-old defensive stalwart has been ever present in the Baggies’ defence this term, and has probably been their best player. He’s also scored two goals, and is extremely strong and brave in the air, and makes up for his lack of pace with excellent positioning. The Baggies have only conceded 28 goals so far, and largely have the Northern Irishman to thank.