Over the past few years, full-backs have become increasingly important to a team. A mixture of defensive and offensive qualities has become necessary for pretty much every modern-day full-back, irrespective of a team’s playing style. The 2019/20 Premier League season provided the football world with yet another opportunity to analyse the performances of the established and lesser-known full-backs.
Brentford were on the verge of ending their 73-year long wait to compete again in England’s top division. The team’s dream of entering the new stadium as a Premier League side was shattered after they lost the Championship Play-Off Final to Fulham. Despite missing out on the promotion spot in such devastating fashion, the West London club were arguably, together with Leeds, the most entertaining team to watch. One of the driving forces behind Brentford’s ferocious attack was the Algerian international Said Benrahma.
There is a saying that good attackers win games. But great defenders win championships. The Premier League, never renowned for its rock-solid showings at the back, has nevertheless always had some high-profile defenders. The 2019/20 season was no exception, presenting a mixture of established centre-backs and some lesser known names ready to break through onto the biggest stage.
David Silva’s ten-year spell at Manchester City is nearing its end. The 34-year-old Spaniard has agreed terms with Serie A side Lazio, joining ‘The White and Sky Blues’ on a three-year deal. Nicknamed ‘El Mago’, Silva made 39 appearances for City last season, scoring six goals and assisting 11 times in all competitions.
The following analysis focused on the number one choice goalkeepers of all 20 Premier League teams for the 2019/20 season. The goalkeepers were evaluated based on the two main metrics: shot-stopping and passing.
Jurgen Klopp opted for the strongest starting eleven with Jordan Henderson the only absentee following his knee injury that ruled him out for the remainder of the season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain slotted in to replace the injured captain.
If the 2019/20 Premier League Season is null and void, Liverpool have the most to lose in terms of records.
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