There hasn’t been any shortage of players in this world who gained prominence by playing at the right back position. They don’t score as many goals but their hard working attitude and excellence is something that separates them from the rest of the players in their position. The likes of Carlos Alberto, Gary Neville, Javier Zanetti and Daniel Alves have all proved that being acclaimed by playing at right back is very much possible despite of a clear dearth of goals. And the Premier League too has been a place for the nurturing ground for such right backs since it began, take Gary Neville and Arsenal’s Lauren for example.
And this season has been no different. Some right backs have performed very well, while others have exceeded expectations. So, here are the five best right full backs in the Premier League this season so far.
Cedric Soares- Southampton
The former Sporting Lisbon man has done exceedingly well to cope up with the physicality of the Premier League, ever since coming to St. Mary’s this past summer. The very first sight of him gives you a feeling that the 24 year old is a battler and that’s what he is. A very balanced full back, quite a bit in Nathaniel Clyne’s mould, Soares has been Southampton’s most consistent performers this season. An intense tackler and someone who’s very committed when winning the ball back. Soares has won 63 percent of his tackles making 29 interceptions in total. Not just this but Soares has made 43 clearances too. In the attacking sense, he’s been just as effective, creating 12 chances and assisting once.