This season in the English Premier League promises to be one for the ages with four teams capable of winning the title. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all have their sights set on silverware with not much to separate them.

The Ballon d’Or shortlist has been revealed and fans are eagerly awaiting the crowning of the year’s best footballer. But why are the frontrunners the frontrunners? What is it that sets them apart from the rest of the field?