The Premier League has invested a lot of money on fullbacks and given the dearth of quality options in the area, it is not very surprising. Kyle Walker cost a mammoth £45m initial fee and Bellerin was linked with a move back to Barcelona. Over the years, the role of a fullback has grown.
Back in the day, your right-back or left-back was expected to defend first. But in the modern day game, the players are required to maraud on the flanks and contribute to the team’s attacking forays.
Here we look at the top five right-backs plying their trade in the Premier League.
5. Nathaniel Clyne
The Crystal Palace academy product impressed at Southampton in the Premier League before earning a move to Liverpool and slotting in to make the right-back spot his own. He has had his critics of his time in Merseyside but Clyne has ensured that he is an England regular apart from being a consistent player.
4. Hector Bellerin
Among the fastest players in the league, Bellerin was the subject of intense speculation about a potential move back to his former club, Barcelona.Bellerin is great on the ball and possesses a good crossing ability. He has scored four times for Arsenal as well. His pace on the flank means he can stretch defences and he’s a key player in the attacking third.His impressive performances over the last three seasons have handed him three senior Spain caps.Bellerin is still only 22 years old meaning he still has potential to become even better. Exciting times indeed for the Arsenal fans, if they can keep him at the Emirates that is.