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Premier League 2018/19: Top 3 Right-Backs currently in the league

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Full-backs have become the modern way to contribute to the offensive side of the game. Teams are looking to invest more and more on their wings, looking to strengthen with players who can be solid defensively and, at the same time, lively while attacking. Moving up and down the pitch, putting crosses in the box, robustly defending his flank and then chipping in with some goals.

Manchester City spent huge amounts on their fullbacks - Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy. Pep Guardiola was keen to replace the old legs of Pablo Zabaleta and Gaël Clichy since his takeover at the Etihad. Jurgen Klopp has made Anfield a terrifying place to visit and much of the credit goes to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson. 

Marcos Alonso has been one of the best players for Chelsea in the past two seasons. He has saved the Blues on many occasions by scoring goals for his team. Ashley Young has been terrific since last season, adapting himself on either flank. His consistent performances forced Gareth Southgate to include him in England's squad for the World Cup 2018.

Who can forget Kieran Trippier's goal against Croatia in the World Cup semifinal? Alexander-Arnold scored a similar goal against Watford in the Premier League this season. David Beckham will be proud of the two English boys!

Here's our list of the Top 3 RB's of this season in the Premier League:

#3 Matt Doherty

Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

What a sensational season this Irish-defender is having! Wolves have continued their impressive form of last season in this campaign. They are one of those sides who are almost certain to stay in the league at the end of the year. Matt Doherty has been a terrific player for them.

With the robust partnership of Boly and Coady in the defense, Doherty has excelled at the wing-back role. He has been a part of seven goals directly, scoring three and assisting four times. Defensively as well, he has made 1.7 tackles per game.

His major contribution to the team is the work-rate he displays when on the pitch. Consistency is the main thing which Nuno Espírito Santo wants from him.

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