With defenders now becoming part of the glitz and glamour of the English game and commanding higher transfer fees, the game has come to respect the effort they put in on the pitch.
Before this, only the strikers would receive such praise for picking up the goals, but as the game changes people have realised that it’s the work at the back that is just as good as upfront.
Defenders in the Championship have a hard time from week to week, not only will you be facing a young speedy striker one week, but the next you could be facing a 6’3 powerhouse that will not let you leave his side and that deserves praise.
Players like Sol Bamba, Christophe Berra, Jason Shackell and Tom Lees have become some of the stars of the show, leading their sides into victory by commanding their sides from the back, whilst making sure that the amount of chances a team receives is filled down.
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