Phil Jagielka and the Top 10 Central Defenders in the Premier League

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Phil Jagielka and the Top 10 Central Defenders in the Premier League
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In the current Premier League era, so often it is attacking players who grace the headlines, as replays of countless attacking moves pervade media footage.

Goals have always been what supporters crave, tune in for and remember, meaning those more able to break up a move with a crunching tackle do not often secure as much adoration.

Currently, with such rigid rules enforced around the tackle area, defenders face a far harder task competing for the limelight with the many attacking luminaries around. 

Therefore, to shift the focus away from those attackers, and onto the players trying to prevent the goals, time to decipher the current pecking order of central defenders in the Premier League. Injury concerns aside.

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