The English Premier League has always been positioned as a balanced contest, typically less defensive than Serie A, less attacking than La Liga.
As the character of the league has evolved, we've been seeing more attacking sides, more goals and more strikingly high scorelines.
But the relative regularity of 5-2 and 4-3 goal fests doesn't necessarily mean there is a lack of defensive quality in the EPL.
The league still boasts a wealth of back-line talent. Here are 10 of the best.