2: Vincent Kompany - Manchester City
It was never going to be easy for Manchester City to find a natural leader who could forge an equilibrium in a squad which cost hundreds of millions of pounds to assemble, but they've managed it in fine style.
Whilst the likes of Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero are invaluable in their own right there's no mistaking who the real backbone of the City squad is.
Kompany not only offers a reliable and composed marshall of the back line, but he's also a brilliant leader of his squad as a whole.
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