Playing as a full-back is probably one of the toughest tasks in football. They are required to charge forward, maintain possession, and also be attentive while tracking back. Over the years, their offensive contributions have taken precedence over the defensive aspect. Most of the big teams have attack-minded full-backs at their disposal, some even more capable than the teams’ forwards. 

Premier League sides, too, are blessed with some of the most adventurous fullbacks and here, we look at five such players who have been instrumental with their goals and assist, this season. 

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5. Hector Bellerin – Arsenal

Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin has been one of Arsenal‘s most consistent performers in the Premier League for the last couple of years. The Gunners are going through a transition under Unai Emery, but the Spaniard remained a mainstay under the former Sevilla manager, making 19 Premier League appearances so far.

Sadly, he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Chelsea, ruling him out for the remainder of the season. 

Total Score: 5 (0 goals and 5 assists) 

4. Andy Robertson – Liverpool

Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson has been a mainstay on Liverpool‘s left flank since joining the Reds for just £8 million from Hull City in 2017. He relentless runs, clever movement, and the ability pick out the right pass make him one of the best in the division. 

In 21 appearances, he has managed to register five assists, while helping his side keep 13 clean sheets. 

Total Score: 5 (0 goals and 5 assists) 

3. Lucas Digne – Everton

Lucas Digne

After making only 28 La Liga appearances in two years, Lucas Digne finally decided to bring his skillset to England. The former Barcelona man has settled in effortlessly at Everton and has been one of the first names on the team-sheet. His clever movement and a keen eye for opportunities has helped him score three goals and register three assists in 21 Premier League appearances. 

Total Score: 6 (3 goals and 3 assists) 

2. Matt Doherty – Wolves


Wolverhampton Wanderers have looked a totally different side under Nuno Espirito Santo, this season. So far, Santo’s men have used the space on the flanks to perfection, and their right-back, Matt Doherty, has emerged as the most dominant architect. 

Having featured in all 23 of Wolves’ games this season, Matt Doherty, has managed to score three goals while helping his side register five clean sheets. 

Total Score: 7 (3 goals and 4 assists) 

1. Jose Holebas – Watford

Jose Holebas

Jose Holebas has been the English Premier League’s most prolific attack-minded defender this season. Throughout his career, he’s been fond of the spectacular, but Watford really seem to have unlocked the 34-year-old’s untapped potential. 

The left-back has made 20 Premier League appearances this season and has attempted 11 shots, with three of those finding the back of the net. 

Total Score: 9 (3 goals and 6 assists) 


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