Top 5 goal-scoring active Premier League defenders
Defenders are the ones who are responsible for stopping goals. But imagine having defenders who can score goals as well as prevent them. They are nightmares for the opposition.
A lot of new goalscoring defenders have risen to prominence of late. The likes of Marcos Alonso, Jamaal Lascelles and John Stones are among the leaders when speaking of goal-scoring defenders in the Premier League.
Alonso scored both goals in the win against Tottenham Hotspur in the Gameweek 2 and won the game single-handedly for Chelsea. So having a goal scoring defender is a bonus for any team.
Let's have a look at the top 5 Premier League goals scoring active defender.
#5 Séamus Coleman (Everton)
Games played: 206
Goals Scored: 18
Séamus Coleman has scored goals that are impressive for a defender and his scoring ratio as a defender is too good. He is also one of the better right-backs in the league.
He began his career with the Wales side Sligo Rovers in 2006 after impressing in a friendly against them. David Moyes signed him Everton for only £60,000 and he has been a bargain for the club.
He was sent on loan to Blackpool initially for one month and the extended the loan until the end of the season. He later became a regular starter for the Merseyside club. Year by year, his performances only got better and he was included in the Premier League PFA Team of the Year in 2013/14.
Coleman has spent the last five months recuperating from the horrific injury he sustained on international duty with the Republic of Ireland back in March and hasn't played a single game for the club this season. He is back in training and ready to help the struggling Everton.