The top fifty players in the world right now.
50. Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea (on loan at Everton)
The Belgian international is proving that he is a deadly goalscorer at Premier League level as he continues to make the net bulge on Merseyside.
49. Marek Hamsik – Napoli
His influence has grown with the club’s and will likely be a key figure in any success they may enjoy in the near future.
48. Mario Gomez – Fiorentina
It’s amazing to think that Bayern Munich were so willing to let him leave and he is now currently showing them what they are missing in Serie A.
47. Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
Many critics called for the French international to leave the club over the summer when Arsenal came knocking as they believed that he wasn’t good enough to be there. However, he has quickly turned his form around to prove the doubters wrong by bagging 12 goals in 26 appearances across all competitions.
46. Pablo Zabaleta – Manchester City
The Argentine full-back may not be the most exciting player, but he is solid, reliable and always chips in with a goal when one is needed. An admirable captain for a strong City side.
45. Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Borussia Dortmund
Another player that spurned a move to the Premier League for the action packed Bundesliga. He is set to become Armenia’s first football superstar as he helps the country boost their chances at finally making a major international tournament.