Barry Bannan is following the example set by Scotland and ex-Aston Villa teammate Alan Hutton in his bid to revive his Crystal Palace career.
Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic is on international duty, along with former Blues defender Stefan Savic.
West Ham United's Stewart Downing has made vast improvements in four key areas so far this season.
Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and Tyler Blackett are all below average in key areas in the Premier League.
Willian and Filipe Luis are both in the most recent Brazil squad.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor has been linked with a move to London rivals QPR.
Tommaso Bianchi and Stephen Warnock have impressed in two statistical areas so far this season.
Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has suggested Nathaniel Clyne will be England's primary right-back not Calum Chambers.
FC Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi speaks on his relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
According to reports today, former Swindon Town and Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has applied to become the next Bolton Wanderers manager.