Now that eFootball PES is available to the public, we’ve had a good look at which players rate the highest.

Here, RealSport looks at the seven best left-backs in the game, featuring some big climbers, big ratings and a new number one different to PES 2019.

1. Jordi Alba (OVR 87)

Age: 30

Club: Barcelona

Country: Spain

Jordi Alba takes advantage of Marcelo’s decline and climbs two points to become the game’s best left-back and the joint best full-back with Joshua Kimmich.

Over eight seasons, he’s been consistently excellent for Barcelona. That said, at 30, he’s beginning to enter the twilight of his career – it will be interesting to see how he deals with the competition brought by new singing Junior Firpo.

2. Marcelo (OVR 86)

Age: 31

Club: Madrid Chamartin B (Real Madrid)

Country: Brazil

Last season’s best left-back suffers a two-point decrease. After a torrid season at back for Real Madrid, it’s probably justified.

When Madrid are outscoring opponents to victory, as they often did with Cristiano Ronaldo on the side, having Marcelo, the world’s best attacking full back, on your side is a huge plus. However, when the team isn’t functioning, his defensive frailties become exposed.

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3 . David Alaba (OVR 86)

Age: 27

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Austria

David Alaba had a typically strong season for Bayern Munich last year, scoring three and assisting three from left-back. His rating remains on 86 and he keeps his spot amongst the best left-backs in the game.

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Adept in the centre of midfield and strong going forward, he’s sure to be a useful player to have on your team.

4. Alex Sandro (OVR 85)

Age: 26

Club: Juventus

Country: Brazil

Alex Sandro suffers a one-point drop from his PES 2019 rating of 86. It is perhaps harsh after years of consistently fine service for Juventus.

He’s also finally worked his way into Brazil’s first-team set-up having had to wait his turn behind Marcelo and Filipe Luis.

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5. Andrew Robertson (OVR 85)

Age: 25

Club: Liverpool R

Country: Scotland

Andrew Robertson is another who has earned a massive ratings boost, and after a wonderful season for Liverpool, it’s fully justified.

Signed two years ago for only £8 million from Hull, few would have expected Robertson to develop into the undisputed best left-back in the Premier League, but he’s done exactly that, thriving in Jurgen Klopp gegenpressing system.

6. Lucas Hernandez (OVR 85)

Age: 23

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: France

Lucas Hernandez has had one hell of a 15 months or so. He was the starting left-back in France’s World Cup triumph then, this summer, earned an €80 million move to Bayern Munich, making him the most expensive Bundesliga player ever.

He’s equally adept at left-back or in central defence, the latter being where he’s more likely to slot into Niko Kovac’s side.

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7. Nicolas Tagliafico (OVR 84)

Age: 26

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Brazil

Tagliafico was one of many standouts during Ajax’s stunning run to the Champions League semi-final and, as a result, gets a healthy three-point boost.

At the age of 27, he’s something of a late bloomer, only having moved to Ajax for only £4 million from Independiente in January 2018. It wouldn’t have been surprising to see him move to a bigger club this summer.

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