Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel says the defensive pairing of Christopher Samba and Ryan Nelsen as the BEST IN THE WORLD!

Friedel, who has also been as solid as a rock in between the sticks, said: "I wouldn't trade our centre-backs for any others in the league, or the world, to be honest.

"The guys playing in front of me, like Ryan Nelsen and Chris Samba, are very solid and do a fantastic job in defence."