They are not the marquee names that media look out for, but these are the players who leave the blood, sweat and tears for their respective teams on the pitch. TheHardTackle salutes some of the most underrated players in the EPL.
Chelsea take on Blackburn at Stamford Bridge, after a comfortable win in the FA Cup. Can the morale-boosting 7 goals against Ipswich Town help the champions get back on their feet in the league, or will Blackburn prove to be yet another insurmountable hurdle?
Chelsea have not been able to win at Ewood Park in their last two encounters against Blackburn Rovers. Will the league leaders be able to break the jinx this time around?