Ashley Cole is rated higher than Leighton Baines in FIFA 14’s list of the top 5 defenders in the Premier League, thus making him England’s best left back.
The Chelsea footballer is on third place of the list and leaves the Everton left back behind him on fourth. EA Sports has therefore made it clear that if you want a strong left side for England you will have to choose the Three Lions’ centurion over the Toffees’ man.
Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic is the top defender in the game’s League and is followed by Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany. United’s Rio Ferdinand sits behind Baines on fifth place.
England’s left back position has raised many debates as people have supported that Cole’s experience is vital whilst some other argued that Baines’s quickness and hunger makes him better than the former.
Cole is one of the all time greats as he has played for both Arsenal and Chelsea where he counts 156 appearances for the Gunners and 217 for the Blues. He has also amassed 105 caps for England.
Baines on the other hand is considered as one of the Premier League’s best defenders with 204 caps for Everton where he also scored 18 goals. He was also just a breath away from joining Man United this summer alongside his former teammate Marouane Fellaini.
Nevertheless you can still play with each one of them in Chelsea and Everton respectively, but you will have to make Roy Hodgson’s tough decision when you play in international competitions.
None of them though make the list of best defenders in the world although Vidic and Kompany get third and fourth place respectively.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva will be the man to beat overall in the game whereas Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm is second best. Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos makes the list on fifth place.
EA have made a little tweaking on the defensive part as well as now defenders are able to make a second chance tackle to recover from a failed tackle.
Therefore all of you take notice that once the opposing defender misses to capture the ball from you that does not mean he is done trying.