5 most dominant defences in Europe
Sir Alex Ferguson once said, "Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles."
Without a good defence, you can win a match but will never be able to win any trophies. Although defending is not as exhilarating as attacking, it is equally important.
There are a number of strong defensive line-ups in the top European Leagues, to such an extent that the sturdy defence of Manchester United or Villareal does not even make this shortlist.
Here's the list of the 5 best defences in Europe.
Last season Chelsea's defence played a vital role in their Premier League triumph. Antonio Conte made the best use of the strong defenders.
Chelsea's defenders are not only concerned with stopping the opposition from scoring goals but also provide long balls to their forwards. In fact, the Blues' defender Azpilicueta has already provided 4 assists this season.
This season, Chelsea have conceded 5 goals in 6 matches and have averaged 19 tackles per game and 10.3 interceptions per game. The Stamford Bridge outfit are good in the air too with 14 aerial duels won per game and have made an impressive 25.8 clearances per game.
Chelsea have some experienced defenders like Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Azpilicueta along with some pure young talent like Andreas Christensen.