9. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
The Manchester City skipper’s dip in form was one on the main reasons City didn’t really challenge Chelsea for the Premier League last year. However, it looks like the Belgian centre-back is very much back to his best. Out of the five games he’s started, City won every one and didn’t concede a single goal. He also scored against West Brom and Chelsea, showing he can be useful in both boxes. An injury then kept him out of the last two games, which saw City concede six times in defeats against West Ham and Tottenham. I think it’s safe to say Manchester City really do need Kompany at the heart of their defence.