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The Left Back conundrum solved!

This is a continuation of my previous post, where we voted for the LB whose skillset we felt was most suited to our team. First, I will be revealing all the options, after which I will pick the top 3 and compare them. All market values are obtained from Transfermarkt and all values are in Euros.

Option 1:-

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Player - Alberto Moreno

Team- Sevilla

Percentage of votes- 12%

Market value- 10 Million.

Age- 22

Option 2:-

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Player- Ben Davies

Team- Swansea

Percentage of votes- 1% (3 votes)

Market value- 5.5 Million.

Age- 21

Option 3:-

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Player- Cesar Azpilicueta

Team- Chelsea

Percentage of votes- 23%

Market value- In-house option

Age- 24

Option 4:-

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Player- Filipe Luis

Team- Atletico de Madrid

Percentage of votes- 2% (8 votes)

Market value- 15 Million.

Age- 28

Option 5:-

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Player- Juan Bernat

Team- Valencia( transferred to Bayern)

Percentage of votes- 1% (3 votes)

Market value- 8 Million

Age- 21

Option 6:-

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Player- Lucas Digne

Team- Paris Saint Germain

Percentage of votes- 0% (1 vote)

Market value- 10 Million.

Age- 20

Option 7:-

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Player- Luke Shaw

Team- Southampton( transferred to United)

Percentage of votes- 1% (2 votes)

Market value- 13 Million.

Age- 18

Option 8:-

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Player- Ricardo Rodriguez

Team- Wolfsburg

Percentage of votes- 52%

Market value- 24.64 Million.

Age- 21

Option 9:-

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Player- Patrick van Aanholt

Team- Vitesse (on loan from Chelsea)

Percentage of votes- 1% (5 votes)

Market value- In-house option.

Age- 23

Option 10:-

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Player- Ryan Bertrand

Team- Aston Villa(on loan from Chelsea)

Percentage of votes- 1% (5 votes)

Market value- In-house option.

Age- 24

Option 11:-

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Player- Alex Telles

Team- Galatasaray

Percentage of votes- 6%

Market value- 6 Million.

Age- 21

It is fairly surprising to see many fan-favorites such as Filipe and Shaw receive such a low amount of votes. Taking the strengths, weaknesses, age, performance and market values into account, the best non-in-house options would be:-

1. Ricardo Rodriguez

Alberto Moreno

3. Filipe Luis

Alberto and Ricardo share the first spot - due to their ages, the fact that the former is strong defensively and the latter attacking-wise. Now, let us look at their stats, taking Cesar's stats as a benchmark :-

Dave:-

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Alberto:-

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Ricardo Rodriguez:-

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Filipe:-

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After looking at the stats, it is safe to say that Ricardo Rodriguez is by far the most attacking full back in the lot. However, he is not defensively a slouch either, with his defensive stats being superior to Alberto and comparable to two of the world's best defensive full backs in Filipe and Dave*. RR is a statistical marvel, Alberto a young prodigy and Filipe the world's best. Out of these 3, I will go for Ricardo Rodriguez due to his age and all round excellence.

I have not included LBs like Marcelo, Alaba and Alba since it would be impossible for us to get them.

From the 3, who is your preferred option? Leave a comment and let us know! :)

*Dave is a naturally attacking right back, however, due to his weaker foot, he played as a more conservative LB last season.


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