As we are finally done with the back line we look at the real heroes, the guys that get no love, barely any glory and usually less money (unless your Pogba), the Central/defensive midfielders of the Premier League. These people are what make your team what they are; you sometimes might not realize one, but when you have one on your team, it's fucking magical. So without further adieu, let's get into this.
5. Santi Cazorla - Arsenal F.C.
When people talk about Arsenal's most talented players they bring up names like Mesut Özil, Alexis Sánchez or Laurent Koscielny but never who truly is the heartbeat of their team, and that is the man right here. Well first, using data from Squawka we can see how crucial he is to the team.
Chances created per game (6.13)
Goals conceded per game (0.37)
Chances created per game (4.77)
Goals conceded per game (0.63)
Also, when he is on the pitch Cazorla has completed 450 passes this year with an accuracy of 92% and 76% were forward passes, this makes him one of the most direct Central Midfielders in the Premier League. It is pretty evident I hate Arsenal, but with him, it's not an argument if he's on the list, it's where.
4. Mousa Dembélé - Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Mousa Dembélé finally showed the entire world what Tottenham fans knew he could do as he put it all together for a season. Last season Mousa Dembele finished the season with the fourth best match rating in the Premier League with a 7.69 with four Man of the Matches. To prove how important he is when he played Harry Kane scored 24 goals in 27 matches and when he didn't play Harry Kane only scored one goal in 11 games. Dembélé is so strong and is an ideal midfielder, but the reason he isn't higher is that he's too good not to score more than three goals a season.
3. N'Golo Kanté - Chelsea F.C.
N'Golo Kanté had an OUTSTANDING season last year as he willed Leicester City to the Premier League title. He had an 58% completion for taking players on this season, and now we see truly how important he was to Leicester City as now they look so weak without him as they are conceding goals left and right. Forget Mahrez and Vardy, he was the main man.
2. Paul Pogba - Manchester United
Listen, sometimes you win some, sometimes and you lose some. This is a loss; I think Paul Pogba is so god damn overrated. His numbers/rating are worse than Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Héctor Bellerín, Kingsley Coman and even Ross fucking Barkley. If someone can honestly tell me how he is worth more than Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Suarez is fucking CRAZY. I realize I am in the minority here and most people think he's amazing. Even though I said all of these things I think he can become the player everyone thinks he is but people need to realize how much easier the Italian League is.
1. Fernandinho - Manchester City F.C.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola regularly praises Fernandinho for being an amazing midfielder and how badly he wants him to sign a new deal at the club, and he deserves that and more. He has 7.33 Match rating in all competitions this season with two goals and an incredible 86.6 percent pass percentage. Anyone who watches Manchester City would kill for him on their team as he does everything you want and more, and for these reasons are why he plays over huge names like Yaya Touré and İlkay Gündoğan. No one can convince me this guy shouldn't be number one.
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