See who makes out list of the top defenders of the year…
It’s not been a great year for defending in the Premier League with goals flying in even at Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United. This just makes the efforts of these top stoppers all the more impressive:
10. Per Mertesacker – Arsenal
Gets in on the strength of the early part of the year, but has been pretty weak since the World Cup.
9. Branislav Ivanovic – Chelsea
Consistent threat going forward and solid at the back.
8. Laurent Koscielny – Arsenal
The Gunners have desperately missed the Frenchman in recent months.