8. Ricardo Pereira
Ever since his £20 million transfer from FC Porto to Leicester City in 2018, Ricardo Pereira has been superb on the right side of the defense for the Foxes. Leicester and Pereira was a joy to watch throughout the year. Blessed with electric pace and fantastic crossing ability, Ricardo has also developed a reputation for scoring goals for his side and has also proved that he can be very reliable at the back for Leicester.
7. Benjamin Pavard
He came into the limelight with his performance during the FIFA World Cup 2018. It earned him a move towards the German champions Bayern Munich. It wasn’t easy for him to make the breakthrough for the club with Joshua Kimmich being the preferred right-back. Coach Hansi Flick took a huge risk by switching Joshua Kimmich into a more central role and it massively paid off, with Pavard settling effortlessly into the vacant right-back spot. The French international has slowly but surely become one of the best right-backs in world football right now, with his presence felt at both ends of the pitch.
6. Kyle Walker
Sixth among the best right-backs in the world right now is Kyle walker. He was a part of Manchester City’s domestic treble-winning squad in 2019. Having joined City from Spurs in 2017, he won back to back league titles. His dribbling and pace are among the best in the league. The only thing that stops him from being higher on the list is his crossing, which he needs to improve.
5. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Hailed as one of the best right-backs in the world defensively, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has continued to make his mark in the Premier League after bursting onto the scene with Crystal Palace. A tough-tackling defender blessed with an excellent ability to defend 1v1 situations, Wan-Bissaka’s slide-tackles are a feature of his gameplay. The 22-year-old, however, has room for improvement in the final third, as he does not do enough to make himself a threat going forward.
4. Achraf Hakimi
This 22 years old youngster has lit up the football pitch both domestically and in Europe. Inter Milan signed the player in the summer with the hopes of competing for the Serie A title. At times for Borussia Dortmund he’s been played so far up the pitch he might as well be classed as a forward; his marauding charges up the right-hand side are a joy to behold.