For a perfect example of the modern Premier League full-back, look no further than reigning champions Liverpool.
Punting the opposition winger into the stands is no longer enough as left- and right-backs are now vital contributors to team's attacking systems.
Managers at the Big Six will not hesitate in splashing out £50 million ($65m) on their defensive widemen – as shown by the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£50m) joining Manchester United or Kyle Walker (£50m) and Benjamin Mendy (£52m) arriving at rivals City.
At Anfield, you will see two of the finest proponents of the full-back game in Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold but who cost the club nothing like those mammoth transfer fees – with just £8m being spent on the former, while the latter came via the Merseysiders' youth set-up.
And leading the way when it comes to crosses into the box this season is Scotland left-back Robertson, 10 ahead of teammate Alexander-Arnold.
The England right-back finished on top of the pile last season with an impressive 382 crosses into the box, 78 ahead of Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.
Another consistent performer across both campaigns is Everton left-back Lucas Digne, who currently sits just behind the Liverpool duo in the same third place he occupied at the end of last season.
In the picture gallery above, we take a look at who makes up the top 10 most crosses this season and the Premier League's all-time crossing king. To view the next image, click on the arrows or just swipe.