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With the 4-2-3-1 being a common formation, there a lot of talented attacking midfielders out there. This slot is the No. 1 "up for grabs" role in the team, and with that, it's each to their own.
We've gone with Yaya Toure—an unbelievable physical presence who, when placed as an attacking midfielder, can forget about the defensive duties he is quite ready to neglect as a defensive player.
His power, dribbling and shooting ability can be the difference in games—Manchester City fans know this all too well.
Honourable Mentions (and they're all quality): Mesut Oezil, Mario Goetze, David Silva, Toni Kroos, Marek Hamsik, Stevan Jovetic