European football season continues this coming weekend across the continent. Premier League fans will be able to see Gonzalo Higuain in action for Chelsea. This is a massive addition for the Blues given their struggles to score goals this season so far. FA Cup and League Cup matches will take the center stage in England but League matches will continue else-were in Europe. Today, we want to recognize five highest scoring defenders in Premier League history.
5. Gary Cahill- 27 Goals
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is struggling to get play time since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri. The 33-year-old is a top target for Fulham but he does not want to leave Stamford Bridge at the moment. He will have no regrets when the time comes to pack the bags because he has won 2 League titles, 1 FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Champions League.
The former England central defender has also netted 26 goals in Premier League. He has netted 13 for the Blues so far, 13 came during his time at Bolton and the final one during his stint at Aston Villa.
4. Ian Harte- 28 Goals
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Leeds United legendary left-back Ian Harte will always be remembered because of his cracking long-range shots and free-kick goals. The 41-year-old Republic of Ireland defender netted 28 goals between 1995 and 2004 when the ‘All Whites’ were in Premier League.
3. Leighton Baines- 32 Goals
Leighton Baines is subject to a lot of interest. Rangers, Huddersfield and Aston Villa all ready to make a move for the experienced defender. £1.5m could see the 34 year old leave. #avfc #htfc pic.twitter.com/tWVBcas8sL
— Agent Uncle Sam (@agentunclesam) January 19, 2019
Everton is about to say goodbye to another legend by the name of Leighton Baines. The Toffees left-back has served the club well since he joined the club in 2007 from Wigan Athletics. The 34-year-old is struggling to compete with Luca Digne. This means he might not be able to improve on his record of 32 goals in Premier League. The former England defender has converted many penalties and free-kicks.