Regardless of how well a team is doing in the Premier League there is always that one player that is important to how well they do throughout the season.

Whether he’s the goal scorer, the shot stopper or the creative midfielder, every side has a player they feel they just can’t do without and dread the moment they get injured or suspended over the course of the season.

So, as we reach the half-way stage in the season, who have been the Premier League’s ┬átop MVPs, how have they contributed and how significant will their presence be come the end of the campaign?

Click on Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher to reveal┬áthe full list

Steven Fletcher - Sunderland