Football Fan Ranks Premier League Midfielders From 'World Class' To 'Not Footballers'
A football fan has ranked the Premier League's midfielders from "world class" to "not footballers" in a highly controversial list.
Twitter user @_bernardooooo has sorted the Premier League's midfielders into six categories.
The likes of Bernardo Silva, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Declan Rice, Granit Xhaka and Jesse Lingard all feature.
So, without further ado, here is the ranking.
World Class - Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho
Very Good - David Silva, Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen, Fabinho
Good - Gylfi Sigurdsson, Moussa Sissoko, Mesut Ozil, N'Golo Kante, Youri Tielemans, Naby Keita, Ruben Neves, Wilfred Ndidi
Mid - Lucas Torreira, Declan Rice, Aaron Mooy, Ilkay Gundogan, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Idrissa Gueye, Phil Foden, James Milner, Adboulaye Doucoure, Dele Alli, Jorginho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Victor Wanyama, Andre Gomes, Luka Milivojevic
Trash - Scott McTominay, Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Davies, Sean Longstaff, Matteo Guendouzi, Mark Noble, Joao Moutinho, James McArthur, Fred, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, Manuel Lanzini, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Eric Dier, Mohamed Elneny, Harry Winks, Granit Xhaka
Not Footballers - Jonjo Shelvey, Jesse Lingard
Firstly, he's named three world class midfielders in Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho while David Silva, Pogba, Christian Eriksen and Fabinho are all down as very good.
Consistent performer Kante is ranked as good despite his heroics for Leicester City and Chelsea over the years.
A couple of surprise entries slot in the mid-tier in James Maddison and Adboulaye Doucoure, among others.
A host of players make up the trash portion. From Harry Winks to Joao Moutinho.
And, finally, he's listed Jonjo Shelvey and Jesse Lingard as not footballers.
Needless to say, his ranking sent social media into overdrive. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
Fabinho is world class and Keita and winjaldum and very good.
- dylan bradford (@NKeita96) July 16, 2019
Moutinho in trash :joy::joy::joy:
- James (@james_wwfc_) July 16, 2019
How you gonna call guendouzi trash he's 19 ffs:broken_heart:
- callum (@ftblgooner) July 16, 2019
Noble is not trash
- Cal:flag_black:☠️ (@DiangologyV3) July 16, 2019
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