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The 10 best midfielders in the Premier League named and ranked

The 10 best midfielders in the Premier League named and ranked

The top 10 midfielders in the Premier League.

SPORTbible have ranked the 10 best Premier League midfielders right now.

Some of the best midfielders in history have played in the Premier League, and the current crop are certainly carrying the torch.

Midfielders are often the most technically gifted players on the field, expected to link defence with attack, score goals but also defend when needed.

Our ranking represents the best midfielders in the Premier League right now.

Let's get into it.

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10) Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes has received a lot of criticism over the last couple of seasons, particularly when things aren't going well for his side.

Despite that, there is no denying his quality and importance to United's attack. He would get into a lot of sides that are better than the Red Devils.

9) James Maddison

Tottenham summer signing James Maddison was unfortunate to miss two-and-a-half months of the season through injury, but in recent weeks he has rediscovered the level that saw him start the season on fire.

With three goals and eight assists in 16 league outings, Maddison is surely a contender for signing of the season.

8) Alexis Mac Allister

Mac Allister's performances at the 2022 World Cup and in the Premier League with Brighton last season made everyone sit up and take notice.

He has continued to impress since joining Liverpool last summer, and looks like he has been playing for the league leaders for years.

Alexis Mac Allister in action against Tottenham. Image: Getty
Alexis Mac Allister in action against Tottenham. Image: Getty

7) Bruno Guimaraes

It's been a difficult season for Newcastle, but the performances of Bruno Guimaraes have undoubtedly been a high point.

The Brazilian has been consistently good when many of his teammates have underperformed, and has shown his attacking prowess scoring a few goals too.

6) Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard has followed up his superb 2022/23 campaign with an equally impressive season so far.

The Arsenal skipper is one of the league's most technically gifted players, capable of both scoring and creating goals from out of nothing.

5) Bernardo Silva

You won't find many midfielders as well-rounded as Bernardo Silva.

The Portuguese star has been regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world for a while now, but every season he seems to get even better.

Capable of playing in pretty much any position and with a work-rate managers dream of, City will miss him when he eventually leaves the Etihad Stadium.

4) Declan Rice

Arsenal pipped City to the signing of Declan Rice last summer, and it could prove to be a significant moment in the title race.

The England star has significantly improved the midfield of Mikel Arteta's side, while also making nine goal contributions despite playing in a deep role.

At £105 million he wasn't cheap, but the 25-year-old looks worth every penny.


3) Phil Foden

Foden could technically still be considered a wide player, but this season Pep Guardiola has deployed him more regularly in his natural central role, or allowed him to drift in-field from the flank.

The 23-year-old - who has scored 11 goals and provided seven assists in 27 league outings this season - is arguably the most talented English player in generations.

2) Rodri

It says a lot about a holding midfielder when his teammates - and plenty of his peers - regard his as one of the best players in the league.

There's no other player in the world that could play the Rodri role at City, unless someone invents time travel and brings back prime Sergio Busquets.

1) Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is arguably the best passer of a ball to ever play in the Premier League. His vision and technique are otherworldly, and especially when combined with his physicality and eye for goal.

Since returning from a five-month injury lay-off, the 32-year-old has scored two goals and provided 12 assists in 13 games in all competitions.

De Bruyne is simply untouchable.

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Topics: Premier League, Football, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Kevin De Bruyne, Declan Rice, Phil Foden