4. Michael Dawson | Tottenham

When Andre Villas-Boas arrived at Tottenham in 2012, it looked like the club's captain Michael Dawson would be off.

However, the commanding central defender knuckled down and proved to Villas-Boas what a value asset he is. Jan Vertonghen often takes the plaudits in the Spurs' back-line - and deservedly so - but Dawson is also worth his weight in gold.

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