English Premier League: Top 5 Defenders in FIFA 16

Being the most anticipated game in the world of football, FIFA 16 took the football fans by storm last month. However, if you are still wondering on how to lead your team to glory, there isn’t anything that would compete with a good defense.

Here are top 5 defenders in FIFA 16 …

5. Laurent Koscielny

No matter how hard you try to downplay the defending of the gunners, the fact that they conceded the 3rd least goals in the Premier League last season cannot be compressed with ease.

While Gabriel was bought by the Gunners in January transfer window to fortify their defending, it was the Frenchman Laurent Koscielny who saved the day for them on several occasions.

At 6 ft 1, the Frenchman may not be the fastest defender in the League. However, when it comes to positioning and defending on set pieces, there are very few defenders who can beat the Arsenal defender.

4. Leighton Baines

Though many players in the Premier League are under-rated and do not get the credit they deserve, the English left back comes on top of that list. From his last-ditch defending to his brilliant eye for goal in spot kicks, there are many few – if any, defenders in the League who could do better than the Englishman.

Last Season wasn’t a fairy tale ride for Everton as they flirted with relegation for most of the Season before finishing at a respectable 11th place. The performances of the Englishman wasn’t a reason for their downfall as indicated by the interest of Manchester United in him.

Thus, while he is injured now and waiting on the sidelines, Everton fans would be hoping to see him attain his best form once again after injury.

3. Nicolas Otamendi

Being the most expensive defensive signing in the history of English Premier League, the Argentine stalwart is a massive coup by Manchester City in the summer transfer window. The Premier League fan-base is currently naïve when it comes to Otamendi, however, ask LA LIGA fans and they will tell you how good is a defender that stopped Lionel Messi last Season.

He featured in 35 games for Valencia last Season and was a major reason for them seeing off the likes of Sevilla for the final Champions League place in Spain.

2. Vincent Kompany

If you look at the reasons that why Manchester City failed to retain their Premier League title last Season, their defending will come out on top. While they scored ten more goals than the first ranked Chelsea team, it was their defending that let the Citizens down on several occasions.

Kompany was struggling as was Mangala. However, the form of the Belgian has increased exponentially this Season, and Manchester City fans will be hopeful of seeing their Captain lifting the revered Premier League trophy yet again.

  1. John Terry

While the career of John Terry in a Chelsea shirt has been written off by many pundits after his feud with Jose Mourinho this Season. However, history suggests that this isn’t the first time that Chelsea skipper has been under-rated by the football world.

Many expected last Season to be his final at Chelsea – however, for those that were waiting for a farewell party at the end, John Terry surprised all by his best Chelsea form. From stopping the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez to getting his hands on the Premier League trophy, John Terry was in sublime form last Season. Therefore, he deserves to be on top of this list.


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