Now a days, defends are also expected to contribute to the offensive play, and in many cases fullbacks play a crucial role as an attacking outlet. Whether it be with goals, or with assists, defenders now do their share up the other end of the pitch as well, and here’s a look at the five most attacking full-backs in the Premier League this season.
5. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United)
The Frenchman has been a very good attacking outlet for Newcastle on the right hand side, and can constantly be seen pushing forward into opposition territory. He is keen to go on the overlap, and frequently gets into good crossing positions near the byline. He scored his only goal of the season so far when he sneaked into the far post to tap the ball home from close range, and has 16 chances created.