The main purpose of defenders in a team is to protect their goal keepers from dangerous attacks from the opponents. Defender's always judged based on the number of goals the team has conceded or the clean sheets kept.
Defenders also help in clearing the ball from their side hence increasing the chances created by a team. To the extend, some end up scoring goals though rare, the top three defenders with most goals in premier league this season are:
(3) Jone Stones
He is a central defender for Manchester City who also does a great role at the attacking hence has ended up scoring more goals this season. Stones has scored 4 goals in 22 appearances for Manchester City this season.
Dunk plays as a central midfielder for Brighton and is amongst the highest scoring defenders in premier this season. He has netted five times.
(1) Kurt Zouma
Kurt Zouma together with Dunk are currently the highest defenders who have scored this season. He has scored five goals most of them being header apart from also helping his team to secure more clean sheets.
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