10. Jon Flanagan
Finally showed what he was capable of over the past 12 months with the ability to play in either full-back position and the 21-year-old could well be in the XI for years to come.
9. Mamadou Sakho
Signed from Paris Saint-Germain in an £18m deal in 2013, the France international is still erratic and mistake prone, but has shown enough glimpses to suggest he is a class act as well.