There are of course some names amongst the 25 who have disappeared into the humdrum through an extended run of mediocrity or injury, whilst others have risen in their place.
Joe Harrison and John Verrall have once again joined forces with me to review three-quarters of the top 25, with a selection of excellent club writers filling in for the remaining seven on the list. Throughout this week I’ll publish updates on each player, giving an insight into the progress made in the intervening 14 months.
First of all we’ll take a look at the man voted as THE best player in the Championship one year ago, and Sam Dobson takes a revised look at the man who helped drive Southampton to promotion and is now battling to keep them afloat.
The series is now complete. Find the final part, and links to the first four articles, here: