The 2017/18 Premier League season has ended and a number of awards have been handed out.
Superstars across the English top-flight have been crowned as their club’s best players, while others were honoured by their fellow footballers in the PFA Team of Year with Nicolas Otamendi and Jan Vertonghen picked as the best centre-backs.
But who do the statistics say have been the best defenders this season?
Click the right arrow above to see the men WhoScored.com rated as the top stoppers in the Premier League…
*All players must have made 20 or more appearances