Thiago Silva

If you guessed Thiago Silva, you’d be right – no prizes, however, as we feel the inclusion of the Brazilian bull was a real no-brainer in the end.

An heroic defender with unbelievable awareness, even in his advanced age, Thiago Silva remains one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.

Last season, Chelsea often found themselves all at sea – especially from a defensive standpoint. Without Silva regularly getting them out of jail, who knows where they could have ended up?