Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott feels teammate Pablo Zabaleta has been among the best performers in the Premier League this season.

Lescott rates the fullback as the most consistent.

"In the first half of the season, Robin van Persie was the outstanding player and Bale in the second half but the most consistent player throughout the season has been Zaba, as good as anyone," he told the Telegraph.

"People underestimate the bond here. Yes, we've got great players, who can do great things at any given time, but we also fight for each other."