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Top 20 Best Attacking / Offensive midfielders in the Premier League 2024

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  • Attacking midfielders have become one of the most sought-after in world football due to their creativity and the attacking prowess they bring to the team.
  • The Premier League is one of the top destinations for some of the best legs in this position.
  • Some of the best-attacking midfielders in the EPL this season include Liverpool star Dominik Szoboszlai, Martin Odegaard and James Maddinson.

 

Interesting football brings you the best-attacking/offensive midfielders in the Premier League this season.

 

20. Nicolo Zaniolo (Aston Villa)

 

Nicolo Zaniolo continued his good form since his arrival from Serie A side Roma to Aston Villa.

The Italian has made his mark in some of his top games in the Premier League.

 

19. Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest)

 

Morgan Gibbs-White has established himself as an indispensable player at Nottingham Forest. The versatile player combines the role of an attacking midfielder and a winger.

 

18. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)

 

The Crystal Palace man has been applauded for his versatility. He has shown to be capable of driving through the offensive midfield to the attack.

He has been an outstanding player for Crystal Palace this season in the EPL.

 

17. João Pedro (Brighton & Hove Albion)

 

João Pedro is one of the talented young players in the English Premier League. The former Watford star has shown to be a good addition to Brighton.

This season, he has played different roles, from an attacking midfielder to a centre forward.

 

16. Andreas Pereira (Fulham)

 

Fulham’s incredible form in the EPL could be attributed to some of its key players, including Andreas Pereira.

The Brazilian, who previously played for Manchester United, has become one of the senior players at the club.

 

15. James Ward-Prowse (West Ham United)

James Ward Prowse, a player who recently transferred from Southampton to West Ham for a reported fee of 30 million euros, is another underrated player on the list.

 

Ward Prowse is well-known for his ability on set pieces, having already scored 17 goals in the Premier League from free kicks. James has also been in excellent form this season, scoring twice and assisting three times in just five games.

 

Due to his long shots and free kicks, this offensive midfielder will be a continuous menace to watch out for outside the box and from long distances.

 

14. Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United)

 

It did not take a while to prove he was worth the purchase.

Mohammed Kudus has been brilliant for West Ham United, from creating goals-scoring opportunities to scoring himself.

The Hammers now have a strong midfield with Lucas Paqueta and Kudus in the mix.

 

13. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)

 

Douglas Luiz is a Brazilian central midfielder for the national team and Premier League club Aston Villa. He is renowned for his work ethic, tackling prowess, and passing ability.

 

Luiz is a skilled midfielder who can fill many roles. Although he prefers to play as a central attacking midfielder, Luiz is a strong passer who can pass the ball over both short and long distances correctly. He has also been on the scoresheet twice this season for Villa.

 

12. Cole Palmer (Chelsea)

 

Cole Palmer is a versatile player who combines his role as an attacking midfielder and a centre forward at times.

He has also played as one of the three wide-men and has proven good

 

11. Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool FC)

 

From Brighton midfield sensation to a World Cup winner with Argentina, Alexis Mac Allister has established himself as one of the best midfield options.

 

He joined Liverpool last summer and has already proven to be one of the solutions to the club’s midfield.

 

10. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)

 

Conor Gallagher does not only play attacking roles for Chelsea. He also excels in the defensive position, which makes him an indispensable player at the club.

 

The England international has been a key player for the club this season and is expected to form a key part of the first team.

 

9. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United FC)

 

Bruno Fernandes plays as a creative attacking midfielder for the Portugal national team and Premier League club Manchester United as an attacking midfielder.

 

A complete offensive midfielder, Fernandes can open up opportunities for his teammates.

 

He is also a proficient finisher and can also contribute to the defensive side of the game because he works hard and presses well.

On the pitch, Fernandes is a leader who consistently expects the best from his teammates. He is a fierce competitor and plays with great enthusiasm.

 

8. Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United FC)

 

Silky The Brazilian Paqueta is known for his vision and creativity.

 

He can pick out teammates under challenging positions and create chances for them to score. He is also an excellent dribbler and can beat defenders with ease.

 

Paqueta is also a good finisher and can score goals from both inside and outside the box.

 

Paqueta joined West Ham last season and hasn’t looked back since. Last season, he scored four goals and had three assists. This season, so far, he has 1 goal and one assist.

 

7. Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United)

 

Brazilian Guimarães joined Newcastle United in January 2022 for a club-record fee of £40 million. He quickly established himself as a key player for the club, making over 20 appearances in the second half of the season and helping them to avoid relegation.

 

Guimaraes is a skilled midfielder who can fill many different positions.

 

He can aid in defending the back four because he is a capable defender. He is one of the top midfielders in the Premier League and a significant asset to any squad.

 

6. James Maddinson (Tottenham Hotspur FC)

One of England’s most talented offensive midfielders, James Maddinson, is one of this season’s most unexpected transfers.

 

Tottenham acquired a player of his calibre on a five-year contract from Leicester for just 40 million euros.

 

Maddinson established his value for Tottenham in his first game when he scored his first goal for the club. Since then, he has been a regular starter and has scored two goals and provided four assists.

 

James has been a versatile player who is at ease playing in all three positions: left, right, and centre.

 

5. Martin Odegaard (Arsenal FC)

Ødegaard is an all-around midfielder with all the attributes necessary to succeed at the highest level. Ødegaard is renowned for his originality and vision.

 

He can identify teammates in precarious situations and give them opportunities to score. He can easily out-dribble defenders, thanks to his excellent dribbling skills.

 

Ødegaard can score goals from inside and outside of the box, and he is a skilled finisher. Odegaard had 15 goals and seven assists last season, an excellent number for a midfielder. In the 2023–24 season, he already has two goals.

 

4. Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Phil Foden is a flexible midfielder who can fill various positions, but in recent years, he has been used increasingly in central attacking midfield.

 

He is a talented and intelligent player with great passing and dribbling skills. He works diligently and does a fantastic job of pressing.

 

Foden is frequently utilized in centre midfield, where he can use his imagination and passing prowess to open up opportunities for his team.

 

Foden, being a midfielder, sometimes scores more goals than strikers. His exceptional passing and finishing make him a standout player on the team.

 

3. Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool FC)

 

The young Dominik Szoboszlai, a brilliant acquisition for Liverpool from RB Leipzig, has already established a name for himself with the thunderous left-foot goal he scored against Aston Villa in his fourth Premier League game.

 

Experts have been raving about his effortless through balls and crossing this season.

 

Szoboszlai is a player whose direct long shots and crucial passes can catch any opponent off guard. He has already scored twice for Liverpool, once in the current Carabao Cup and once in the Premier League.

 

2. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City FC)

 

The treble-winner and one of Manchester City’s gems, Bernardo Silva, is one of the top midfielders in the league.

 

Silva is a top-notch midfielder who is versatile, talented, and intelligent, with excellent passing and dribbling skills.

 

He works diligently and does a fantastic job of pressing. Silva is one of the top midfielders in the world and a significant asset to any squad.

 

He also strays into wide positions to provide the attack with width and support. Bernardo has already scored one goal and provided one assist for the team this season.

 

1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

 

Kevin De Bruyne has been an exceptional player and is currently ranked among the best midfielders to have played the game.

 

As a midfielder, the Belgian plays an advanced role, more like a box-to-box player, but primarily focuses on the attacking side.

He is known for distributing quality passes, accurate shots and long-range efforts.

 

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