10 Best Defenders to Watch in the Champions League This Season

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10 Best Defenders to Watch in the Champions League This Season
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From Philipp Lahm to Giorgio Chiellini and Dante, there is an abundance of big names to choose from while judging the best defenders in the Champions League.

Over the following slides, we pick just 10 defenders to watch out for in Europe this season.

Strikers normally get all the glory but it's the competitions skilled defenders who are tasked with keeping the likes of Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski in check. 

It can't be easy.

The following players have been selected according to their current form and appearances in Europe over the last season. This is not an all-time list, so former greats or players who are arguably past their best have not been included.

Is there anyone you think should have made the top 10? Let us know who and why in the comments section below!

 

 

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