Premier League: Best XI so far (3)

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LB: Pablo Zabaleta

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Tackles: 39

Defining what the key role of a full-back is in modern football is perhaps the most difficult of the lot.

They are tasked with supporting the wingers going forward but have to track back to form part of the defensive line. So in theory the most defining characteristic should be work rate, right?

Well yes, but that requires little skill and a big engine. Here at GMS we like to reward players with more brains that brawn, so we opted to look at the full-backs who made the most tackles. After all, it isn't easy stopping all those flying wingers right?

With that in mind it is Man City's Pablo Zabaleta who has made the most tackles from left-back -  the Argentine has been one of the club's most consistent performers over the past few seasons.

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