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Top five defenders in the Premier League based on current form


5) Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

No 5 on our list is none other than the ageless veteran Thiago Silva.

The Brazilian has proven to be one of the most consistent centrebacks in the EPL since completing a move from Paris Saint German in 2020. Silva seems to be getting better with age and looks like he can play until his early forties for the blues. 


4) Raphael Varane (Manchester united)

Raphael Varane has needed no time to settle in the English Premier league since his £37 million move from Real Madrid earlier this season. 

Varane has been an imposing presence at the back for Ole Gunner Solskjaer's side while he seems to have formed a formidable partnership with Harry Maguire at the heart of united's defence. The Frenchman would be crucial to united's hope of challenging for the EPL title this season. 


3) Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)

Antonio Rudiger has successfully reinvigorated his career in recent months following the appointment of fellow German Thomas Tuchel as the headcoach of Chelsea. 

Rudiger has combined pace, power, brutality and aggressiveness which has seen him become more than a match for any attacker in the English Premier league. 


2) Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)

Virgil Van Dijk form since his return from a career threatening injury has seen the Dutch centerback emerge as no 2 on our list of the best defenders in the EPL. 

The 30 year old's presence in Jurgen Klopp's starting Xi has contributed in no small part to Liverpool's fantastic unbeaten run so far this season.


1) Ruben Dias (Manchester city)

Top of our list of the best centrebacks in the English Premier league is none other Manchester city defender Ruben Dias . The Portuguese defender has proven to be a perfect replacement for the Legendary Vincent Kompany at the Etihad stadium and is currently the undisputed no 1 Central defender in the English Premier league. 

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