For some players the 2018/19 Premier League season will feature a milestone in their careers.
Defoe is just eight matches away from the milestone, while Milner has played 485 matches.
The Liverpool star is also just two goals shy of reaching 50 in the competition.
Players who reach 200, 300, etc PL appearances, or get to 50, 100, 150 or 200 goals, in the competition will, in partnership with Cadbury, receive a presentation box from the Premier League containing a special medallion and a plaque commemorating their achievement.
Another significant landmark could be achieved this season by David De Gea.
The Manchester United goalkeeper is only seven clean sheets from his 100th in the Premier League. Only four goalkeepers have gone past this mark.
|500 apps||Jermain Defoe||492|
|300 apps||Ben Foster||288|
|200 apps||Andy Carroll||199|
|150 goals||Sergio Aguero||143|
|50 goals||Raheem Sterling||49|