Top 5 Left-backs in The Premier League Last Season
The recently-concluded Premier League season is indeed full of drama and agonies as it was filled with surprising defeats and triumphs. However, the basic thrust of this article is to pinpoint the Top 5 Left Backs In The Premier League, which are highlighted below:
1. Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool
Alexander-Arnold is yet another left-back with impressive performance last season. He is exceptionally calm, energetic, and creative, while he also possesses great passing abilities. He also performed excellently in the second leg tie where Liverpool demolished Barcelona by 4 – 0 to reach the final stage of the UEFA Champions League.
2. Lucas Digne – Everton
Lucas Digne is unarguably one of the best signings in the recently-concluded EPL season, and he is also rated the second most creative defender in Europe, right behind Joshua Kimmich. He made series of passes which earned his club side victories during different matches. Not that alone, it is imperative also to state that Digne has more goals, assists, and tackles than most of his teammates, which expresses how pivotal he was for Everton last season.
3. Ricardo Pereira – Leicester City
Ricardo Pereira is a Portuguese player who plays as a left-back in Leicester city. He is well known for his incredible skills and abilities, such that his then manager, Claude Puel, described him as the ‘perfect player’. That’s not all this 25-year-old is also considered versatile on the field as he performs excellently even when played down the right side.
4. Oleksandr Zinchenko – Manchester City
Although Oleksandr Zinchenko was an attacking midfielder, Pep Guardiola was forced to turn him into a defender [left-back to be precise] after the first-choice players for the position, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo were unavailable due to injuries. However, Guardiola never regretted his decision as the talented Zinchenko played perfectly in this position despite all odds. He was even one of the players with most passes in the opposition half of any player in the previous season.
5. Luke Shaw – Manchester United
Despite the fact that Shaw started his career at Manchester United on a poor note, he later came alive later on in the season, and he performed exceedingly. Not that alone, the 23-year-old has also developed into a better left-back in the last few matches, special thanks to the special one, Mourinho for his tremendous impact. Luke Shaw was also part of the most consistent players under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even though the form of most of his teammates declined a bit.