England take on Slovakia this evening in their final Group B game of Euro 2016.
The match is a big one for Roy Hodgson’s side, who know that they need a win to ensure that they finish top of the group.
A first-placed finishing will see England secure a more favourable draw in the next round, which could prove to make all the difference in the knockout stages of the competition.
They face tricky opposition in Slovakia, who are looking to compete with Wales for second place in the group.
The defences have been key to both sides, with England only conceding two goals so far and Slovakia conceding just three.
But which defender has been the better performer at Euro 2016 so far this summer, Oulala decided to find out. And it transpired that Smalling has been better as he came out on top in five key areas.
He has managed to win more aerial duels, post more clearances, and has enjoyed a better tackle success rate, a better aerial success rate and a better pass completion.
It is not all bad news for Skrtel though, as he has managed more successful passes, won more tackles and posted more interceptions than his rival.
Nonetheless, a win for Smalling, who will be hoping he and his side can come out on top again in their final group game this evening.