Six options, 2 places: who would you call up as Portugal's right backs for the upcoming Euro qualifiers?
Two days until Fernando Santos announce his next Portugal squad, and some things still remain unknown.
Having already looked at the forwards and midfielders that could be on Fernando Santos' mind, we turn our attention to the right back options. And there are a few of them.
Here we've picked out 6 superb options, and that's not including the likes of Andre Manafá of Porto, who had a terrific season at Portimonense and has shown promise so far when given a chance for Porto.
He, like several on this list, has shown great versatility too, having spent a lot of this season playing left back for Portimonense.
But, there are six better options - and Fernando Santos will likely only choose two. We take a look at them, in no particular order:
1. Ricardo Pereira
The Leicester City right back has been a strong performer for his Premier League side this campaign, having shown both his attacking and defensive prowess.
In fact, Pereira has even been used as a right winger this season at certain moments, and has demonstrated his ability to be utilised further up the pitch.
With the wingers Portugal have at their disposal, it's very difficult to envisage he'll be used there, but his pace and strength means he'll be bounding forwards on the overlap with great regularity.
He went to the World Cup but has been absent since, with Fernando Santos opting for two other strong candidates instead.
2. João Cancelo
The ultimate all-round full back. The pace, the dribbling ability, the awareness on and off the ball. He is the epitome of modern day wide defenders, boundless energy to get up and down the flank while not giving up anything defensively.
The Juventus man showed his impact on the game in the clash Atletico Madrid in the Champions League second leg. He was a terrific asset to the Italian giants and played his part in turning the tie around.
He is currently Portugal's number one right back and, despite the fantastic options in that position, is pretty much there indisputably.
3. Cedric Soares
The former Southampton man has joined João Cancelo in Italy, having completed a loan move to fellow Serie A side Inter Milan. And it was never going to be easy.
The step up itself hasn't really phased Cedric, although game time is certainly far from assured. He's features in 3 of Inter's 6 Serie A matches since arriving at the club, one of which was just a last-minute cameo.
He did well in the last outing though, where he played the entire 90 minutes against SPAL and even picked up an assist.
And in the Europa League he has also played, featuring for the full 180 minutes against Rapid Vienna in a 5-0 aggregate win in the round of 32.
Fernando Santos likes Cedric, that's for sure, and you know he'll deliver a solid performance every time he steps out onto the pitch. There's every chance Santos opts for Cedric again this time too.
4. Nelson Semedo
We've spoken about it before, but Nelson can count himself very unfortunate for his lack of game time for the Portugal senior team.
Despite being a regular starter for Barcelona, one of the biggest clubs in world football, having played 32 matches across all competitions for the Spanish giants, Semedo has still only played 8 times for Portugal due to the sheer strength the Seleção have in the right back department.
Nevertheless, Semedo has come a long way this season and looks very complete for a player in his position, and the 25-year really should, on merit, get a call-up.
5. Diogo Dalot
Porto fans were more than disappointed to see Diogo Dalot move to Manchester United last summer.
Despite being offered a new contract, which would have seen Dalot remain at Porto long-term and likely become a starter at the club, he chose to take the more complicated route, and went to a Manchester United side which would be much more difficult to break into.
Nevertheless, Dalot has been given his fair share of opportunities in England, and has played over 1,000 minutes of football already this campaign across 17 outings.
He's even played twice in the Champions League, including in that superb 3-1 away victory against PSG, while in the league, has been used as a right midfielder in each of their last 3 outings.
Indeed, of United's last 17 Premier League games, the 19-year old has played in 11 of them, showing that he doesn't lack match sharpness and could be used by Fernando Santos.
Even if he doesn't get a call-up, which you have to say is still likely due to the competition Dalot faces, one thing is certain: he has a very bright future.
6. Andre Almeida
Undoubtedly an outsider on this list, Almeida is certainly the least likely to get a call-up.
The Benfica man divides opinion, although he still merits discussion due to the regularity with which he plays and the consistency he usually provides.
While perhaps unspectacular, Almeida is exceptionally efficient.
Who I would choose: João Cancelo, Nelson Semedo.