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Top 5 right-backs of the 2017/18 season

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Roberto has excelled in the position for the Catalans

The evolving game of football is throwing some major limelight on the personnel deployed in the crucial positions of the pitch.

Players positioned higher up the pitch in attacking roles steal all the attention leaving the others as the back-stage crew.

The full-back position has a huge importance in the game as they make contributions on both halves of the pitch.

Therefore, some special players need to be placed in these positions. Having said that, here is a look at the best right-backs of the 2017/18 season, so far.

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#5 Sergi Roberto

Roberto's position on the list would be infuriating Barcelona fans but in a fair view, he is not a player ideally suited to be ranked among the best right-backs.

Moreover, the Catalans had to invest in a specialist for the position after the player's woes at the given role.

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However, the 26-year-old has been battling for his team throughout the season and been a satisfied choice for Valverde. The player has been involved in eight goals this season.

He has a passing accuracy of 91% in the league where he has won 54% duels on an average, this season so far. The defender has a potential to influence the game more.

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