PES 2020 has been out on the market for a few weeks now, with fans looking to see whether the game can challenge FIFA 20 after all of EA’s difficulties.
Here, RealSport looks at the seven best left-backs in the game, featuring some big climbers, big ratings and a new number one different to PES 2019.
1. Jordi Alba (OVR 87)
Jordi Alba takes advantage of Marcelo’s decline and climbs two points to become the game’s best left-back and the joint best full-back with Joshua Kimmich.
Over eight seasons, he’s been consistently excellent for Barcelona. That said, at 30, he’s beginning to enter the twilight of his career – it will be interesting to see how he deals with the competition brought by new singing Junior Firpo.
2. Marcelo (OVR 86)
Club: Madrid Chamartin B (Real Madrid)
Last season’s best left-back suffers a two-point decrease. After a torrid season at back for Real Madrid, it’s probably justified.
When Madrid are outscoring opponents to victory, as they often did with Cristiano Ronaldo on the side, having Marcelo, the world’s best attacking full back, on your side is a huge plus. However, when the team isn’t functioning, his defensive frailties become exposed.
3 . David Alaba (OVR 86)
Club: Bayern Munich
David Alaba had a typically strong season for Bayern Munich last year, scoring three and assisting three from left-back. His rating remains on 86 and he keeps his spot amongst the best left-backs in the game.
Adept in the centre of midfield and strong going forward, he’s sure to be a useful player to have on your team.
4. Alex Sandro (OVR 85)
Alex Sandro suffers a one-point drop from his PES 2019 rating of 86. It is perhaps harsh after years of consistently fine service for Juventus.
He’s also finally worked his way into Brazil’s first-team set-up having had to wait his turn behind Marcelo and Filipe Luis.
5. Andrew Robertson (OVR 85)
Club: Liverpool R
Andrew Robertson is another who has earned a massive ratings boost, and after a wonderful season for Liverpool, it’s fully justified.
Signed two years ago for only £8 million from Hull, few would have expected Robertson to develop into the undisputed best left-back in the Premier League, but he’s done exactly that, thriving in Jurgen Klopp gegenpressing system.
6. Nicolas Tagliafico (OVR 84)
Tagliafico was one of many standouts during Ajax’s stunning run to the Champions League semi-final and, as a result, gets a healthy three-point boost.
At the age of 27, he’s something of a late bloomer, only having moved to Ajax for only £4 million from Independiente in January 2018. It wouldn’t have been surprising to see him move to a bigger club this summer.
7. Alex Telles (OVR 83)
Yet another Brazilian, Alex Telles may be one of the world’s best left backs, but he only has one international cap to his name. That came in 2019 against Panama, and the Porto man will hope that can be a springboard.
Aslo 27 years’ old, the clock is also starting to tick on Telles, who may consider a big move to prove his calibre and compete with others on this list.
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