One of our best players last season, Florian Lejeune, is returning to fitness from his serious ACL knee injury.
And after bringing two center-backs in over the summer, we thought it would be a good idea to have a poll to find out who the fans think are the best two center-backs at the club.
Argentine International Federico Fernandez was brought in on the last day of the summer transfer window as cover for Florian, and he has been one of the best players in the side.
And in November Fabian Scar was brought in and formed a great partnership with Federico when captain Jamaal Lascelles was injured.
The fifth center-back we have – Ciaran Clark came in at Burnley and had an excellent game as captain for the night and scored our first goal.
Federico Fernandez – tops the list of center-backs
So there is some real competition for the two center-back spots.
But Rafa has started to play three center-backs because of the excellent form of our central defenders.
Each fan had two votes in the poll for who they thought the two best center-backs were from a choice of five players.
Top of the list is new boy Federico Fernandez who just beats out Florian Lejeune – who is yet to play this season.
Fabian Schar is next in line followed by Lascelles and Clark.
Rafa wants strong competition for every place in the side, and he’s got it with the center-backs.
What do you think?