A good title pursuit is built on a great defence, so the old adage goes, and in 2013, these were the very best defensive sides in the Barclays Premier League.
5 = Chelsea and Liverpool
40 goals conceded in 2013.
Chelsea and Liverpool have two great contests in 2013, with Luis Suarez a central figure in both. However, both teams’ improvements both last term and in the current campaign have had the foundation of a strong back line.