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Top 20 Best midfielders in the Premier League 2024

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  • The Premier League is regarded as the best soccer league in the world due to the availability of some of the best midfielders in the division.
  • Over the years, EPL teams have led the all-time transfer spending list amongst Europe’s top five League. And when it comes to midfielders who are game-changers, the league has got them all.
  • The Top 20 best midfielders in the EPL this season include Rodri, Martin Ødegaard, Declan Rice and Bruno Fernandes.

 

20. John MCGinn (Aston Villa)

 

Aston Villa man John MCGinn also makes the list. His country has been impressive for Villa.

 

Unai Emery’s men are one of the surprise teams in the top six this season and are already looking like potential title contenders.

 

19. Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest)

 

Talent and consistency make Morgan Gibbs-White stand out as one of the best this season.

The versatile English footballer has consistently thrived in attacking midfield and as a right winger.

18. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)

 

Eberechi Eze is one of the versatile players in the EPL. He plays as an attacking midfielder and in right-wing for Crystal Palace.

 

He has been applauded as one of the best talents in the league.

 

17. João Palinha (Fulham FC)

 

João Palinha is one of the mainstays of Fulham’s first team. The Portuguese plays as a defensive midfielder for the Cottagers.

He joined Fulham from Sporting in 2022 and has successfully secured a foothold in the team.

 

16. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa FC)

 

Douglas Luiz has been an outstanding player in central midfielder for Aston villa. He has been one of the players Unai Emery has consistently relied on.

The Brazilian has continued to impress this season.

 

15. James Ward-Prowse (West Ham)

 

James Ward-Prowse is widely known for his success rate regarding free kicks. However, He is a team player and is considered one of the best central midfielders.

 

He spent a significant time at Southampton before switching to West Ham United.

 

14. Pascal Gross (Brighton)

 

Pascal Gross is one of the long-standing players at Brighton. The German football has been impressive in the midfield of the Seagulls.

 

The versatile player is one of the mainstays of Brighton’s midfield. He has been applauded for his intelligence, attitude and consistency.

 

13. Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea)

 

Chelsea highly rated signing Enzo Fernandez is one of the best in this position. However, he has failed to meet expectations since he arrived from Benfica.

 

However, the Argentine has shown his commitment to perform better and only needs time to adapt to the system in England.

 

12. Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United)

 

West Ham United man Lucas Paqueta has done a good job in the midfield area of the Hammers. Since he arrived from Lyon, he has been one of the team’s backbone.

His performance has not gone unnoticed in the league.

 

 

11. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)

 

Conor Gallagher is arguably one of the best midfielder and Chelsea’s best performers in the EPL this season.

The Englishman broke into the first team through the youth ranks and successfully became a key player.

Due to his versatility, he’s been dubbed one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the EPL.

 

10. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

 

Bernardo Silva is a versatile player who has shown to be comfortable in different roles. Primarily a midfielder, the Portuguese footballer has played in other positions including right wing and centre forward.

 

9. Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool)

 

It seems that when Klopp is spending, he spends his transfer budget carefully and classy. He brought Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig, and he is already paying off in the Premier League. He is becoming irreplaceable in Liverpool’s midfield.

 

8. Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United)

 

The Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes came to the Premier League from French Ligue 1, where he played for O. Lyon, and many doubted him.

 

However, last season, he helped the team to reach the top 4 and qualify for the Champions League, and now he is one of the best midfielders in the league.

 

7. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

 

Manchester United are far from their glory days, and every match has been like torture to them recently. However, their captain, Fernandes, is among the best midfielders in the world and the Premier League.

 

6. Martin Ødegaard (Arsenal)

 

Arsenal’s captain, Odegaard, is one of the best team leaders in the world. He knows how and when to slow or speed up the match, which only the best midfielders in history knew how to do. Many are still surprised at how easily Real Madrid let him go when he is on Modric or Cross level.

 

5. Declan Rice (Arsenal)

 

Rice proved his class even when he was a member of West Ham, and he was especially good last season when he led the team to Europa Conference League trophy. Now, in Arsenal, he brought stability to the team, which this team has lacked for years.

 

4. Yves Bissouma (Tottenham Hotspur)

 

Bissouma is one of the most hardworking players in the league. He is perhaps the most underrated midfielder in the Premier League, considering how much he means to the team. Yves Bissouma is equally suitable for the offensive actions of the team as he is for closing and interrupting opponents’ attacks.

 

3. James Madison (Tottenham Hotspur)

 

Tottenham basically “stole” Madison from Leicester for only 40 million pounds. He is already a captain and a real leader on the pitch.

 

He fits perfectly with Son, and it’s positive for the whole club. Now Tottenham are among the main candidates for winning the title.

 

2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

 

Kevin De Bruyne is injured and will be out of the field for some time. We already can see how Manchester City and Haaland struggle without him. However, his skills and magic are undisputed, and he still is one of the best midfielders in the league.

 

1. Rodri (Manchester City)

 

Last season, Rodri was the man who scored the most important goal of the season for Manchester City in the Champions League final.

 

Rodri is always in the shadow of De Bruyne and, until recently, Gundogan. Now De Bruyne is out injured, and Gundogan is playing for Barcelona, so the role of Rodri in Manchester City is even more important.

 

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