The game of football is slowly and gradually assuming the form of something that is more about goals than anything else. The likes of Jamie Carragher, Nemanja Vidic, Tony Adams and Sol Campbell belonged to a dying breed of defenders that aren’t found in any corner of the world right now. They were leaders, people who knew how to command players around them and had exceptional and renowned leadership skills that inspired their teammates and acted as a propelling force for them. And as the death for such players goes on increasing, we see the game becoming more about goals and goalscorers.
And to lay more focus on this, we have a look at Premier League defenders who have committed the most number of defensive errors this season. Here are the top five of them:
Aaron Cresswell- West Ham United (3 errors)
The 25-year-old, who enjoyed an impressive breakout season under Sam Allardyce last season has been a revelation since arriving from Ipswich Town but hasn’t quite been that effective this season. He’s made more defensive errors than any other Premier League defender, and 2 out of three of them have led to goals. Once tipped to play for England last year, Cresswell hasn’t quite lived up to the hype that once surrounded him.