The best defenders from relegated Serie A clubs


And just like that, another Serie A season is behind us and unsurprisingly, it brought another piece of silverware for Juventus. But while Bianconeri were once again the winners of the campaign, three teams were forced to give up their spots for the newcomers to the league following their inability to avoid relegation.

This year, it will be Lecce, SPAL and Brescia who leave the Italian top-flight and will spend the 2020/21 season down in the second tier. Of course, this is a normal cycle that simply has to happen every year, regardless of the extraordinary outside circumstances that have made our lives that much more complicated.

But one team's misfortune could easily turn into another team's fortune. Relegation usually comes with a dip in value, both for the club and their financial and sporting side, and their players, who might be bought for a much lower price now that they are officially not top-flight players anymore. 

For that reason, this part of the year represents a huge opportunity to those that are willing to dig deep and find quality reinforcement for a great value. This data analysis will aim to do exactly that for you.

We will use statistics to try and identify the best players in these three relegated teams, starting with their defenders. We will assess them on four key metrics we think will give you a good indication of their overall ability and then suggest 10 defenders that might be worth getting for a reduced price.