After going through our list of the most underrated fullbacks of the Premier League era last week, it is now the turn of the centre-backs.
Playing in the centre of defence requires a huge array of different skills. You need strength and a certain level of physicality to deal with opposing strikers, but you also need to have leadership skills as well as the ability to anticipate danger and concentrate at all times.
There are centre-halves that have been overlooked when it comes to their importance at their respective teams over the past three decades.
Press the next page as we go through our five most underrated central defenders in Premier League history.