Premier League 2018-19: Best Left-Backs in the League this Season
The one position in the Premier League that has seen a surge in quality lately has been the left back position. After the initial rise of the wing-backs system, this season most teams have preferred to deploy a back four. This has brought us back to the classic full back scenario, where the lung-busting overlapping runs from the left backs are a common sight.
In this list, we rank the 7 best left-backs in the Premier League at the moment. The selection has been based on the season that they are having, their overall quality as well as their impact on their respective teams.
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#7 Sead Kolasinac - Arsenal
Arsenal haven't have had the best of defensive records this season- they have managed only 3 clean sheets all campaign and none at home. Still, the wing play deployed by them this year has been a spectacle to witness. Much of this is due to their attacking full backs.
Kolasinac has so far managed to gather 4 assists through this system- the same number that he managed in the whole of last campaign. There is a massive room for improvement in both stats and the performances.
Still, there is little doubt about the quality that the Bosnian international possesses. He did miss the first three months of the campaign to be fair to him and has steadily made his presence felt in the new Arsenal side under Unai Emery.
A tall and physical player who loves to run on the left flank, Kolasinac could still end up as a top full back in the Premier League. He is only 25 with plenty of years left in his kitty to get there. His defensive prowess needs to be improved, but there is no doubt that the Bosnian is a handful while going up front.