Premier League: Top 5 Central/Attacking Midfielders
I rate the best of the Premier League in the past couple months of the current season.
The midfield is the most vital part of any team, it's the engine room. Attack and defensive usually starts here and therefore, players who play in these positions should be the best.
This is a quick preview of the top central and attacking midfielders that takes into consideration the team result, team performance and importantly how the individual performance brought out the best in the team.
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The former Barcelona man has set a high standard in the Premier League since his massive money deal.
He has to be one of the best defensive midfielders in the world right now with the ability to turn on the heat and push forward like a stallion with great pace and power.
He's tall, built and can muscle his way into almost any attack, let alone his powerful shot which if it finds the target, it usually finds the net.
Yaya is also gifted with the Barcelona passing syndrome, which makes him even more dangerous in building up an attack.
His presence or lack thereof is felt in the starting 11 with excellent attackers to feed off his quality.
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Try finding a better playmaker in the Premier League. Silva has been the focus on City's attacks, along with the likes of Toure and Sergio Aguero, and has been vital in almost every match.
With all the wealth and quality within the City squad, the absence of Silva has been evident.
Like many of his international teammates, Silva has an eye for the almost impossible pass as he cuts through defenses.
Rafael van der Vaart
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One of the best transfers Harry Redknapp made was getting Rafael from Real Madrid for under 10 million euros. Today his value has skyrocketed due to his excellent performances.
He is amongst many Spurs players who have been consistent throughout the season who have soldiered through taking Spurs to the top, and now it will be up to the same players to keep the team there.
His quality both in open play and from set pieces is unquestionable.
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There always seems to be a player on the list that a majority of readers would disagree about. My gut feeling tells me Dempsey will be that one, but in my opinion, he has been excellent this season.
Playing on a team short of quality in many areas, Dempsey has continued to stand out not just on the Fulham squad, but in the Premier League.
Having bagged nine goals and put in some hard yards, it's no doubt the American is being scouted by a number of prominent teams.
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Known to occasionally drift wide, Sessegnon is commonly played in an attacking role usually behind the striker.
He's risen to the top this season after impressing time and time again.
Playing for Sunderland who currently find themselves sitting at a decent 10th position, the Benin international could look to help push the team further up as we reach the business end of the season.
For an average team like Sunderland, their most important games are not those against the league's elite, but rather against other such average teams. Sessegnon has played important roles in almost every matchup against such teams.