10. Yaya Toure - 7
Manchester City midfielder Toure - arguably the most complete midfielder in the Premier League - has only further boosted his standing this season with a succession of dominant performances in the heart of Manuel Pellegrini's midfield.
With his power and pace in possession, the Ivory Coast international - likely to be a key member of his country's 2014 World Cup squad - has been in lethal form in front of goal.
With seven to his name already this season, the 30-year-old has demonstrated his admirable technique with a number of superb free-kicks that have left opposition goalkeepers rooted to the spot.