The English Premier League is blessed with many quality strikers and midfielders. With such quality in the attacking front, defenders have a tough task to protect their territory. But they have been doing it successfully day in and day out. Down are the best defenders in the Premier League today.

5. Harry Maguire

Since Maguire signed for Leicester City in 2017, he has been excellent. He played in every minute of last season and was awarded ‘Player of the Season’ at his club.

Maguire is a threat from the set pieces also. He’s often the target from the corner kicks and free-kicks. His solidity in defence and aerial attributes makes him one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

4. Benjamin Mendy

Due to the elite level of skill sets Mendy possesses, he has been ranked as one of the best defenders in the league. He has been an important part of the tactical evolution in Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.

This season, Mendy has been on fire. The left-back has six assists to his name in just six matches that he has played so far. He has been City’s best player in this early stage of the 2018/19 campaign.

3. Marcos Alonso

Alonso is also regarded as one of the best-attacking defenders in the Premier League today. He is often considered as the forward who happens to be a defender. He has the ability of scoring goals from anywhere, which makes him a special defender.

Alonso has become one of the key men as far as the set-pieces are concerned for Chelsea. He has two assists and a goal to his name already in this season.

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