Defenders don’t receive the acclaim and attention of star strikers, but a reliable back line can often form the basis of a title challenge.
Take, for instance, these five guys.
In this video, B/R world football lead writers Michael Cummings and Will Tidey discuss the English Premier League’s five best defenders. The list is in no particular order, but most of the names have at least one thing in common.
In most of these cases, these defenders have been integral parts of title-winning campaigns. From tough, smart and strong central defenders like Nemanja Vidic, Vincent Kompany and John Terry, to attacking-defending combos like full-backs Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole, these players are vital to their teams’ success.
And in all cases, these five defenders are great players, not just great defenders.
So what do you think? Are these the five best defenders in the Premier League? After watching the video, make sure to add your thoughts in the comments section below.
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