Gary Cahill was on target once again for Chelsea against Southampton, with only John Terry having scored more goals in the Premier League from a defensive berth.
Those figures do not include penalties, which helps to nudge the likes of Everton full-back Leighton Baines down the pecking order.
Cahill can, however, be rightly proud of his return down the years, with the towering centre-half having now found the target on 26 occasions in the English top-flight.
He is some way behind his club captain at Stamford Bridge, but he still has a few years left in the tank at 31 years of age.
26 - Only John Terry (40) has scored more @premierleague goals excluding penalties than Gary Cahill among defenders in the competition. Nod. pic.twitter.com/MCikYPup2c — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 25, 2017
Cahill’s first Premier League goal was netted for Aston Villa, with an acrobatic overhead kick converted in a derby date with Birmingham City.
That was to be his only top-flight effort for the Villans, with 13 more added to his tally at Bolton Wanderers.
The 2009-10 campaign proved to be his most productive, but he has now matched that five-goal return.
He also has seven in all competitions and needs just one more to set a new personal best.