The Premier League 2020/21 season has witnessed many good defensive performances. Manchester City has conceded the least goals in the league so far and also has the most number of clean sheets this season. Here are the top five defenders in Premier League this season.
#1. Wesley Fofana – Leicester City
The young Frenchman has been a sensational signing by the foxes. Wesley Fofana has been very solid this season alongside Jonny Evans. Leicester City has been unlucky with the injury of Caglar Soyuncu but the 20-year-old has incredibly filled up the void this season. Fofana has been good in a back three as well as back four. The young defender has huge potential and is quite pacy off the ball.
#2. Ruben Dias – Manchester City
Manchester City’s Portuguese star has been a hit signing this season. Ruben Dias has made City’s defense quite stable this season and City has been the most defensively solid side this season. Dias is also touted as a possible nominee for the PFA awards this season and the Portuguese’s impact has been huge this season.
#3 John Stones – Manchester City
Manchester City’s John Stones has been sensational this season alongside his partner Ruben Dias. Stones’ City career was pretty much over last season but the player came up on top this season. Stones has been very crucial for City this season and scored many important goals too. The Englishman broke the deadlock against Manchester United in the league cup semi-final.
#4 Jan Bednarek – Southampton
The Polish defender was excellent at the start of the season alongside his partner Jannik Vestergaard. Southampton has been quite unlucky with the latter’s injury but the 24-year-old has been pretty solid this season. Bednarek dropped an excellent performance against Liverpool to secure a clean sheet and seal all three points.
#5 Harry Maguire – Manchester United
The Manchester United captain is often criticized due to his huge price tag but Harry Maguire has been pretty solid this season. Maguire has found the net for United this season a few times. Manchester United has kept 5 cleans sheets in the league this season against Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool.
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