|Rep of Ireland||Played||On||Off||Gls||Red||Yellow|
Ciaran Clark is a versatile young defender who has developed through the ranks with Aston Villa from an early age. Ciaran captained the successful Villa youth team, and went on to become a regular in the reserves, where he has shown excellent composure and maturity. He made his first-team debut at home to Fulham in August 2009, but it was in the 2010-11 season that he achieved a real breakthrough, scoring twice against Arsenal in November and adding a vital last-gasp equaliser away at Chelsea the following month. Ciaran started out as a central defender but has also played in centre midfield, where his cool head and intelligent reading of the game are equally effective. He has previously been capped for England U20s, but opted to switch to the Republic of Ireland, winning his first full cap against Wales in February 2011.
After an extremely exciting beginning to his managerial career, Brendan Rodgers is now beginning to polarise opinion, not just with
Chelsea visit Arsenal this weekend looking to close in on the Premier League trophy and end the Gunners' title chances.
Manchester United's recent revival, has coincided with their most expensive ever signing (Angel Di Maria), losing his place in the team.
Sports writer Alistair Mason asks whether the Champions League is losing its lustre.
Harry Kane has shot to prominence after breaking through into Spurs' first-team this season.
Manchester United's Ander Herrera has been been nominated for the April PFA Fans' Player of the Month Award.