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TOP 10 Premier League defenders so far during 2019/20 season

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Since the start of the 2019/20 season, Liverpool has been leading the Premier League table. Currently the Reds have 10 wins and 1 draw in 11 games and are leading with 31 points, 6 points ahead of 2nd placed Manchester City.

While Leicester City are 3rd with 2 points behind the Citizens and Chelsea are 4th with same points as the Foxes.

So far, Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 34 goals, more than any other team during this season.

But scoring goals isn’t the only aspect of having success. So Squawka have published a list of defenders who have been shining the brightest for their teams. (as of 30 October 2019)

Ricardo Pereira 

  • Club – Leicester Ciy
  • Age – 26 
  • Position – Right-back

During this season the Foxes right-back Ricardo Pereira has scored 2 goals in 12 appearances so far. In those 12 appearances, Pereira has played from the start to an end having played 1080 minutes in total for Leicester City.

Ricardo Pereira has made 46 tackles, more than any other defender in the Premier League this season.

So far, Leicester City have conceded 8 goals, less than the other teams in top 4.

Caglar Soyuncu 

  • Club – Leicester City
  • Age – 23
  • Position – Centre-back

Caglar Soyuncu has also made 12 appearances so far during this season in which he has scored one goal and provided one assist. Soyuncu, like Pereira, has also played every minute so far for the Foxes.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

image source – The Independent

  • Club – Liverpool
  • Age – 21
  • Position – Right-back

Alexander-Arnold has been a key part to the Reds squad so far during this season. He has made 16 appearances overall with having scored one goal and provided 4 assists.

The 21-year-old has created 37 chances in the Premier League, more than any other defender, this season.

Liverpool have kept only two clean sheets in 11 games so far during this season.

 Virgil van Dijk

  • Club – Liverpool
  • Age – 28
  • Position – Centre-back

Van Dijk is another Liverpool defender to make the list. The centre-back has made 17 appearances so far during this season in which he has scored one goal and provided one assist.

Overall during this season, Virgil van Dijk has played 1560 minutes for Liverpool.

Van Dijk has made the most successful passes during this season (672) and has won the most aerial duels (53) in Premier League.

Andrew Robertson

  • Club – Liverpool
  • Age – 25
  • Position – Left-Back

Robertson has scored two goals and provided 3 assists in 17 appearances so far during this season for the Reds.

The 25-year-old defender has made 76 recoveries and 25 touches in the opposition box, more than any other defender. By successful passes, Robertson comes second with 638 successful passes.

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