The season is past halfway and so far it has been one of the most exciting in recent memory.
With five teams still within their ability to claim the Premier League, it could not get any better than this.
While United are looking the favourites to claim their record 19th Premier League trophy, the race is still open with Manchester City and Arsenal hot on the Red Devils' heals at the top of the league.
The defenders have played a vital part in every team's performance this season, be it the Sunderland defenders whose exploits helped them to be be high up in the league standings, or the lack of defenders that cost defending champions Chelsea their lead upfront and saw them fall behind seven points from league leaders United.
In the following slides, we take a look into the best defenders so far. The list is pretty small and everyone's favourite players might not make the list.
So suggestions will be appreciated, and personal abuses will be met with same sincerity.