Date: 19th August 2015 at 12:21pm
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4. Ruben Duarte (Espanyol)


Espanyol left-back Ruben Duarte has a mere 11 La Liga appearances to his name and has impressed fans with his crunching tackles and defensive stability. Although the modern game tends to favour more attacking-minded full-backs Duarte prefers to stay back and remain impassable.

The 19-year-old broke into the first-team on the after a series of strong performances in the Copa del Rey and he has stayed there ever since. The Spaniard is physical and thrives when taking wingers on one-on-one. Espanyol have kept five clean sheets in Duarte’s 11 league games and his positive defensive impact is undeniable.


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