6: Branislav Ivanovic - Chelsea
The sturdy Serbian right-back has become a key part of Chelsea's squad, and even though he's mainly deployed as a full-back, his influence has been widely praised this year.
Despite this Ivanovic's individual performances tend to slip under the radar. We're not sure whether this is because he plays in a position where his actions aren't usually instantly quantified with a goal, or just because he goes about his business in a quiet, 'I don't need the attention' sort of way.
Regardless, Ivanovic is up there with the likes of Eden Hazard and John Terry in his commitment to the cause for the Blues, and should be held in higher regard by the majority of fans.