#9. Branislav Ivanovic
The Serbian international has spent almost a decade with Chelsea. At a club where managers come and go like visitors, Ivanovic has been that one constant the Blues could always rely upon in tought times. Standing at 6’1” and boasting the sort of physique any defender would be proud of, the Serb is not easy to shake off once he starts galloping across his own half. His transition as a fill back has caught many by surprise but has also brought to light the amazing physical strength he has while going into the final third.