Everton's Seamus Coleman: Most underrated full-back in the Premier League?

Everton’s Seamus Coleman could be one of the most undervalued full backs in the Premier League.

Seamus Coleman has been a little unfortunate this season not to have played a bigger role in the Everton side than he has done.

His performances have shown that he looks like a much better defender than the player of last season, but again injuries have meant he have started 14 league games in the current season.

He is arguably the best full back, other than Leighton Baines, at the club which should see Everton investing more time in him over the next few seasons and gradually giving him a more prominent role in the back four because he deserves it.

His best play is when he’s involved in the attack of the side, overlapping and pressing forward from the full back position.

However, most fans would prefer him to defend first and then attack, which is one of the reasons he took a little bit of stick from the Everton faithful at the start of the current season.

The fact he’s only 24-years-old means that each and every game he plays means more experience and it also means he is going to make a few mistakes before he becomes a complete defender.

However, his effectiveness down the right wing and the way he dances up and down the pitch with impeccable fitness, means he deserves more praise than he is currently getting at the club and in the Premier League in general.

He’s very fortunate that he’s at a club where David Moyes is the manager, a very careful and clever boss who will never overwork, over use or put too much pressure on his younger players.

He is well supported in his role which is significant because he doesn’t look like the sort of player who is going to beat the opposition full back.

However, this is where he uses his cleverness and basic logic because you will often see him in a game shouting, yelling and making gestures at certain attacking players in the Everton team to help him. All he needs is a yard and he’s one of the best full backs when it comes to crossing in the division.

He’s maybe been held back for a little too long at Everton because Moyes has had more experienced options at right back in Phil Neville and Tony Hibbert. However, if he can stay fit, the time is coming for Coleman to take over.

Everton fans, what do you make of Coleman’s season?

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