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TT Introducing: The best fullback in the league, Kyle Walker

TT Introducing: The best fullback in the league, Kyle Walker

Under Pep, Man City have become one of the best sides in Europe and throughout the team, there are star players at almost every position.

This weekend they face their city rivals and will be looking to put another dent in United’s terrible season so far.

With the likes of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero playing at such a high level going forward, City’s attack looks devastating and with Fernandinho, David and Bernardo Silva in midfield, Pep has a midfield that is able to keep possession at will.

At the back, City have two of the best young defenders in the league in John Stones and Aymeric Laporte but crucially for a Pep side that is so reliant on its fullbacks, they also have the best in his respective position in Kyle Walker.

Signed for an astronomical £50 million fee from Tottenham, at the time many criticised City for spending so much on a fullback but since he’s arrived in Manchester, Walker has turned into one of the best defenders in the league.

His extreme pace was always obvious but at times, his ability to actually defend was quite often overstated. He often played in a back three for City last year and his ability with the ball and his defensive awareness improved massively under Pep’s tutelage. His ability to be able to switch between a back four and a back three is a key component in a Pep side.

A reliable performer who played 32 games last season and has already played nine this year, at 28-years-old, Walker is now in his prime. While the likes of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Trippier are solid players, they are nowhere near Walker. His all-round game is superb and in an age where many players don’t live up to their transfer fee, Walker is one of the few that has.

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