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Most In Form Footballers This Season Have Been Revealed, Ronaldo & Messi Outside Top 10

Most In Form Footballers This Season Have Been Revealed, Ronaldo & Messi Outside Top 10

Marco Verratti is statistically the most in-form player in world football right now with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo outside the top 10.

CIES Football Observatory have collated the list based on 'pitch production and efficiency at both individual and collective level'.

PSG midfielder Verratti is the shock choice for top spot with his performances reaching 92.3% efficiency.

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez make up the top three while Ronaldo and Messi clock in at joint 15th and joint 18th respectively.

Check out the top 50 below.

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Verratti's inclusion at the top is likely down to PSG's unbeaten run in the Champions League and dominance in Ligue 1.

The 27-year-old has been instrumental in midfield as PSG sit 12 points clear in France.

PSG have the highest number of players in the top 10, with Verratti accompanied by Thiago Silva, Idrissa Gueye and Kylian Mbappe.

Joe Gomez has recently returned to the Liverpool backline and they look much stronger for it.

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'The Reds' have conceded eight goals in Gomez's last 35 games which shows he is the perfect candidate to partner Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk comes just behind Gomez in fourth place to show what a defensive force Jurgen Klopp has created.

Interestingly, Ronaldo and Messi come in very low on the scale despite their reputation as being two of the greatest ever.

Ronaldo has scored 10 goals in his first six games of 2020 and it's fired Juventus back to the top of Serie A.

Messi, meanwhile, has managed four goals since the turn of the year but Barcelona have slipped three points behind Real Madrid in the La Liga title race.

Who do you think is the best player in the world right now?

Sound off in the comments below.

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Topics: Football, marco verratti, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

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