The Premier League is home to a string of great midfielders and the best thing is, there’s a player to suit everyone’s needs.
Destructive number fours, playmaking number sixes, dynamic number eights and silky number tens. You name it, the Premier League’s got it.
But who is the cream of the crop? Here is 90min’s top 10 PL midfielders on current form…
10. Conor Gallagher
Conor Gallagher showed promise at West Brom last season, but few expected him to push on quite this much at Crystal Palace.
Gallagher is a boundless bundle of energy in midfield, who racks up goals and assists regularly. Expect to see him bundling around for Chelsea next term.
9. Mason Mount
Spotless out of possession, he also uses the ball efficiently, as his seven goals and eight assists this season can attest to.
Chelsea have spent a lot of money on their squad in recent times but few players are as important as this homegrown talent.
8. Phil Foden
An irresistible blend of pace, technique and movement make him nigh-on impossible to defend against. It is scary to think what he will go on to achieve before he calls time on his career.
7. Bruno Fernandes
However, although he has been picking up his game in January, he has failed to replicate the heights of his early Red Devils days this season.
On his day, he remains unplayable.
6. Ilkay Gundogan
Scoring for fun and plugging gaps in the City midfield before they even formed, he can no longer be ignored when compiling a list of the Premier League’s best.
5. N’Golo Kante
Underrated on the ball, his defensive powers are legendary and over the past few seasons he has even started to add some goals to his game. He’s also a thoroughly nice bloke by all accounts.
4. Declan Rice
Sure, his price tag will be inflated by the ‘English player’ tax, but he will also attract monster bids because he is one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.
Replacing the timeless Fernandinho was never going to be an easy task but the Spaniard has continually risen to the challenge and is now one of the few ‘undroppables’ in Pep Guardiola’s side.
2. Bernardo Silva
His close control, agility, and turn of pace mean he can carry the ball for pretty much as long as he wants. Once he gets to the end of his meandering runs he normally provides a key pass, assist or goal too.
1. Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne seems to finally be on his way back to his best following a few injury frustrations – and we’re loving it.