Centre-back – Vincent Kompany
The undisputed leader of Manchester City, without him they look nothing more than a Premier League title challenger, with him they look title favourites.
The Belgian international didn't have as good a 2013 as 2012, the disappointment of ceding the Premier League title to rivals Manchester United and an injury-hit campaign largely to blame.
But he's all set for a massive year next year, with the World Cup on the horizon and Belgium tipped by many to make a big impact.
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