Right Backs: Who Is The Best Of The Premier League?

Salaar Shamsi@SalaarizationSenior Writer IAugust 7, 2008

We have successfully completed the first five editions of "Who Is The Best Of The Premier League?" Here, we shift our focus to the right backs.

The previous editions were based on Central Midfielders, Strikers, Defensive Midfielders, Left Wingers and Right Wingers.

Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres (Didier Drogba being the other striker), Micheal Essien, Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo have been our selected winners so far.

I'm picking some contenders, then the readers will hopefully pick the best out of them and in the process we will create another healthy debate, so here goes...


Wes Brown (Manchester United-England)

Yes, he isn't a traditional RB but in Gary Neville's absence, Brown has played at RB for one and a half seasons now.

He's a transformed player, he's worked on his pace and crosses, he provided the cross for Ronaldo's goal in the Champions League Final, his work has been so good that Sir Alex said "Wes has been amazing, he's made sure we don't miss Gary."

Is he the best?

Micah Richards (Manchester City-England)

Tipped to be a long-term answer for England's defensive problems, Richards is an asset that City can't afford to lose.

He's got tremendous strength, and an ability to overpower almost every striker in the Premier League.

Is he the best?


Bacary Sagna (Arsenal-France)

He's ensured Eboue doesn't get to this list and Arsenal's XI, His presence means Eboue fights to play as a right winger.

He is a dominant force who caught Arsene Wenger's eye and made quite an impression in his first season at Arsenal.

Is he the best?


Juliano Belletti (Chelsea-Brazil)

The free transfer from Barcelona to Chelsea, wasn't amazing in his first season at Stamford Bridge but his performance wasn't all that bad either.

Chelsea have now got Bosingwa which might limit his opportunities or force him to exit but Belletti was quite impressive last season, going forward and defensively.

Is he the best?


Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur-Scotland)

Spurs brought Hutton over from Rangers in January and he made quite an impression.

His performances, down the wings meant Pascal Chimbonda eventually was forced to leave the club and join Sunderland.

He's got pace and power.

Is he the best?


I'll keep it to five for now, please don't give me "Oh God he missed Chimbonda, Ferriera, Arbeloa, Finnan, Rosineor, Neill, Eboue, Young, Hibbert or anybody else" if you think they deserve your vote then vote for them!

Gary Neville is injured.

Remember, we will only be talking about right backs so don't expect Lampard, Berbatov or Fabregas to pop out of nowhere.

Who do you think is the best right back in the Premier League on "overall ability" more than current form, and he doesn't have to be from these five?