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EPL: Top 5 centre-backs of the 2017-18 season

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36.79K   //    07 Feb 2018, 04:40 IST

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The Premier League teams are splashing some serious cash over the defenders

The beautiful game of football has seen some legendary players over the years. While the forwards were the ones to grab the spotlight, the defenders were wrongly considered being the supporting cast. Some extraordinary defenders like Maldini, Stam or Nesta have proved the same to be a myth.

Premier league fans also had the good fortune of seeing some sensational centre-back pairings over the decades. From the unbreakable wall of Vidic and Ferdinand to the telepathic duo of Terry and Carvalho, English football has witnessed some of the finest defenders.

The amount of defensive talent in England is improving every season. Here, we take a look at the five best defenders of the 2017-18 Premier League season so far.

#5 Phil Jones

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Jones had a night to forget against Tottenham

The name may raise some exasperation in your mind which is legitimate by all means. The Spurs performance was a disaster for the Englishman as he was at fault for both the goals. If the Wembley performance is not accounted for a moment, Phil Jones has been in sublime form this season.

Even though the English defender had struggled with injuries in the past couple of years, Jose Mourinho decided to hand him a regular place in his league XI. This came as a boost to the 26-year-old and he became a promising prospect for United.

Of course, credits to his manager for the brilliant man management of the player. Jose has rested the defender regularly to keep him fit. Jones's pace and the ability to throw himself at challenges has impressed the fans.

The English International has been crucial for his country as well this campaign. If he manages to avoid injuries, he could be among one of the best in Europe without any exaggerations.

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