Defenders, especially full-backs, these days are expected to attack more and as a result, create more assists and score more goals. In the English Premier League, there are a lot of full-backs who have been impressive at both ends of the pitch.
In this area, Liverpool’s full-back, Andrew Robertson is the best defender in the history of the English Premier League. The Scot has provided 54 assists in the English Premier League in his career. This is the most of any defender in the competition.
Andrew Robertson excels both in defending and attacking. Jurgen Klopp has made the Scottish star and his full-back partner, Trent Alexander-Arnold his most reliable attacking outlet in the past few seasons.
The second best defender in the history of the English Premier League based on assists made is Everton legend, Leighton Baines, who had 53 assists in the English Premier League before retiring.
Third on the list is Liverpool right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Englishman has provided 45 assists in the English Premier League in his career so far.
Graeme Le Saux completes the top four. The Englishman, who is now retired, played for Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers, and Southampton during his time in the English Premier League. He provided a total of 44 assists in the English Premier League.