Promotion winning sides tend to be built upon a good spine to the team with clean sheets as important as goals scored for the side looking to gain promotion to the Premier League.
Therefore our team consider who is the best centre-half in the Championship right now?
I’m a big fan of James Chester.
I know Villa are struggling, but Chester is a great defender and he’s organising a truly awful Villa defence as best he can.
Honourable mention to Kyle Bartley, another player I’m sure will thrive as the season progresses.
Despite Millwall’s defensive frailties as a team, I think on an individual performance basis, Jake Cooper at Millwall is having a storming season.
Without doubt, the Lions’ best player at present, his height, presence and understanding at the back is beyond his years.
He would fit into any team in the Championship without a doubt and was even a target for Rangers in the summer.
Daniel Ayala for me.
He has done it at this level for such a long time and there is not a more reliable man to have at the back.
On form Pontus Jansson is a real monster.
He could be Premier League level if he got on a consistent streak.
Aden Flint is also a top defender and James Chester is one that deserves more credit than he gets.