Ranking The Top 10 Best Defenders In The World Based On Current Form
From all matches played so far this season, we can pick out some players who have been at their best not only for their club but for their countries as well. Here are the top ten defenders in the world based on current form.
10. Lisandro Martínez
Lisandro Martínez has been a top defender since he joined Ajax the Argentine is currently Ajax most expensive defender at the moment. He has actually been at his best for Ajax in all competitions this season, keeping back to back clean sheets in both the Eredivisie and the Champions League. He has made few goal contributions for Ajax this season.
9. José María Giménez
José María Giménez has been one of La Liga’s most productive defenders, the Uruguayan has been at his best for Atletico Madrid this season. He might not be a goal scoring defender but he makes it difficult for opposition attackers to get behind their defense. Without doubt, Giménez is among the best defenders in the world.
8. Andreas Christensen
Since Thomas Tuchel took over at Chelsea, Andreas Christensen have been at his best. He played a major role in Chelsea’s Champions League success and formed an unstoppable trio with Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva. The Denmark international has kept back to back clean sheets not only for Chelsea but for his national team as well.
7. Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano earned his place in the France national team after an impressive start to his career with Bayern Munich. The Frenchman is now a regular starter for Didier Deschamps team. He has been a rock at the back for Bayern Munich this season, they rely on him to be the heart of their defense.
6. Kalidou Koulibaly
Napoli has taken the Serie A by storm this season they haven’t recorded a league defeat and have the best defensive records so far with four goals conceded. Kalidou Koulibaly has made few goal contributions in the Serie A this season and has kept back to back clean sheets in both the Europa League and the Italian Serie A.
5. Jules Koundé
Sevilla has conceded the fewest goal in the Spanish La Liga so far this season, they are currently in third place with a point below top place and a match at hand. Jules Koundé has come up big for Sevilla and it earned him a place in Didier Deschamps team. He’s now one of France most productive players at the moment.
4. Thiago Silva
Despite his age, Thiago Silva is still counted as one of the best defenders at the moment. He is leading Brazil to yet another World Cup and was at his best for his national team in the World Cup qualifiers. Since Thomas Tuchel took over at Chelsea, Thiago Silva has been one of the best defenders in Europe.
3. Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk has is gradual returning to his best after he got back from injury this season. The Dutchman has been at his best for Liverpool this season just like he has always been. He has kept some difficult attacks in his pockets this season and will continue to be a threat to attackers.
2. Ruben Dias
Ruben Dias is still one of the best defenders in the world, he became known after one season at Manchester City. He’s the heart of Pep Guardiola’s defense and has been a nightmare for top attackers in the league. The Portuguese has gone up against difficult attackers this season and was successful in most of those encounters.
1. Antonio Rudiger
Antonio Rudiger is one the most complete defenders in Europe, he’s a goal scorer and he creates chances of scoring for his teammates. In recent matches for both club and country, Antonio Rudiger has kept back to back clean sheets and made it difficult for attackers to get beyond him. He’s one of the most feared defenders in the Premier League at the moment.