The position alongside Terry was always going to be a contentious one. While Liverpool's Daniel Agger and Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen seem to have the quality above the other contenders, their persistent injury problems over the past seasons means they cannot be considered starters, in similar vein to Rio Ferdinand not being in the starting lineup for the All Manchester XI despite being arguably the best defender in England when he plays.
Therefore, the position goes to Fulham's Brende Hangeland, who has quite clearly shown in recent seasons that he belongs at a much better club than Fulham. Interest from Arsenal has been profound, but Fulham have remained vigilant in their effort to keep the Nordic defender amongst their ranks.
Hangeland has been an ever present rock in Fulham's very impressive defence, especially during the years of Roy Hodgson where Fulham were notoriously difficult to break down (84 goals conceded in 84 matches). Similar in playing style to John Terry, Hangeland presents a powerful opponent in defence and a goal-scoring threat at set-pieces, as his six goals scored last season indicate.
A winner over Gary Cahill, Christopher Samba, Martin Skrtel and Phil Jageilka.