Seamus Coleman the best in the Premier League, says Kevin Kilbane

Seamus Coleman for Republic of Ireland

The defender has been back to his best for Everton once again this season.

Kevin Kilbane has told BBC Sport that Everton defender Seamus Coleman is the best in his position in the Premier League this season.

The defender has been the number one right back at Goodison Park for several seasons, but has flourished under Roberto Martinez since he took charge.

He has continued to impress this season, forming a deadly attacking partnership with winger Gerard Deulofeu on the Blues right hand side.

He is not only good going forward though, with his defensive game also a strongpoint; evident in the way he marshalled Yannick Bolasie in Monday’s 1-1 draw.

And Kilbane believes he is the best right back in the Premier League this season, saying he is getting better defensively as time goes on.

“Seamus Coleman is getting better and better defensively,” he told BBC Sport.

“He's becoming the complete full-back. This season I think he's been the best in the Premier League.”

If there is one area that Coleman still needs to improve in to become truly top class, it is the defensive side of his game.

There is no denying that he is superb going forward, with him having been a big attacking outlet for this Everton team for a number of years.

If they could make him as strong defensively as he is offensively, then there is no denying that Everton will have one of the best right backs in the Premier League for a number of years to come.

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