Who is statistically the best Right-Back in the Premiership this season so far? I have compiled a list, incorporating attempted passes per game (with success rate in brackets), attempted tackles per game, crosses per game and team GAA (not compketely accurate but it gives some indication into defensive competence). The list is comprised of players from the top teams but this should not be a surprise as we are talking about the best players in their positions in the league. Several surprises make the list. Just so you know, it is in the order of who I think are the best players in the position, from top to bottom. Those not in the list are not good enough.
Edit: Now check the updated end-of-season list here. It is more comprehensive as well as up-to-date and has different results from the below mid-season list.
RB Passes per game Tackles per game Crosses per game GAA
Belletti 46 (81) 3.1 2.5 .69
Sagna 47 (88) 1.3 2.2 .82
Brown 41 (77) 3.4 3 .46
Chimbonda 43 (82) 3 2.5 2.00
Ferreira 38 (89) 2.8 2.5 .69
Finnan 36 (82) 3.3 2.6 .50
Johnson 34 (73) 4.6 2.5 1.00
Remember, these stats refer to games so far and the players may not be in the same order at the end of the season.
Tell me what you think.