Five PL centre-backs who are lethal at attacking set-pieces

Centre-backs have become increasingly influential to all aspects of football in the modern game, no longer simply required to provide a steely resistance at the heart of the defence and win defensive duels. 

From squeezing the pitch high to facilitate a press and starting attacks with passes from deep, the of of a centre-back is perhaps more multi-functional than ever before.

Often imposing figures, central defenders find themselves as the target for set-piece situations and the Premier League is currently home to a whole host of defenders who are excellent in both boxes.

We’ve decided to look at some of the most threatening centre-backs when it comes to attacking set-piece situations, here are five Premier League defenders who offer a lethal forward threat.

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