DF: Dejan Lovren
Southampton have enjoyed an impressive 2013/14 campaign so far, with Mauricio Pochettino's managerial stock continuing to rise considerably.
At the heart of such an encouraging season has been Lovren, the Croatian international centre-back who joined the Saints from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon last summer.
Although the 24-year-old has been out of action with damaged ankle ligaments for much of 2014, he returned to the substitute's bench for Saturday's disappointing 3-1 defeat at West Ham.
Southampton supporters will be hopeful he is capable of being restored to the starting lineup as soon as possible.