RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)
Having secured himself a “dream move” to Liverpool in the summer, Clyne has kicked on and impressed so far. His stellar performances saw Liverpool keep clean sheets in their opening three games, and he has since made the right back position his own for both club and country. Joining former Southampton teammates Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, Clyne seems to have settled in well at Anfield, aiding the right side of a relatively leaky defence.
CB: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
Vertonghen has enjoyed becoming the club’s most reliable centre-back over the past three years. With Federico Fazio proving inconsistent and Kevin Wimmer yet to get his chance, the 28-year-old’s experience and tough tackling approach has been desperately needed to keep out the opposition. He is also a strong part of a new look Belgium team that are hoping to be successful in the Euros next summer, and his versatility means that he’s likely to get a starting place anywhere across the back four.
CB: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)
After impressing on his loan spell at Southampton from Atletico Madrid, Alderweireld secured a move to Tottenham to play alongside fellow Belgian Vertonghen. The pair know each other well from international duty, and they will be hoping that the partnership will grew increasingly stronger over time. Alderweireld’s composed style of play means that he is the brain of the defence, rarely putting himself in difficult situations.
LB: Alberto Moreno (Liverpool)
A difficult first campaign for Moreno wasn’t made any better when Brendan Rodgers dropped him at the start of this season, behind youngster Joe Gomez. But the Spaniard has worked hard to fight his way back into the first-team, and he has been one of Liverpool’s best players since being reinstated. He has the ability to get forward quickly and even score, as he showed in this fixture last season with a stunning solo goal. Still only 23-years-old, Moreno has bags of potential to improve even more.