With modern football games often tightly contested affairs, single moments of inspiration from an individual can swing a tie.

This has been shown in this year’s Capital One Cup, with a number of players almost single-handedly dragging their respective teams through the competition.

Whether they have weighed in with important goals, or steadied the ship when times were hard, these players are all worth a mention for their contributions to the tournament.

Click on Aston Villa’s Belgian striker Christian Benteke to see the full list of game changers from this season’s competition

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke