The Premier League relegation battle is hotting up, with a number of teams in danger of the drop. The current bottom three are last year’s promoted trio of Queens Park Rangers, Burnley and Leicester City, while Aston Villa and Sunderland sit just above the dotted line.
Despite the difficulties for the teams mentioned, there are still plenty of players among those quintets of squad with something to offer any Premier League side.
In the list below, we’ve counted down the ten players we think will be guaranteed to keep their place in the top flight for next season, regardless of whether it means they have to move club:
10) George Boyd (Burnley)
The hard-working and versatile midfielder has been an integral part of Burnley’s survival bid so far this season. He wasn’t able to establish himself in the Hull City side last season, but has rarely missed out under Sean Dyche.
9) Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
The absence of the Danish goalkeeper has been a big miss for the Foxes so far this season. Since picking up an injury several months ago, Schmeichel has seen his teammates struggle for points, despite the experienced Mark Schwarzer between the sticks.