26 Jan 2022 | 04:20 | Football
5. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)
The first name mentioned is the mainstay of Aston Villa in the midfield, Douglas Luiz. From the time of coach Dean Smith until Steven Gerrard took over the hot seat, Luiz was still considered an irreplaceable factor in the midfield of the Villa Park team.
He possesses a strong physical foundation, strong ability to compete for the ball and can play well in both the role of “No. 6” or “No. 8” in the midfield. This season, Douglas Luiz also has 3 assists for Aston Villa in the Premier League.
The EURO champion is still showing impressive performance and is considered the “lung” in the way of regulating Chelsea’s play this season.
His sharp tactical vision, impressive passing ability, and extensive kicking make him like the “brain” of the Blues midfield. In addition, J5 is also an expert in executing dead ball situations, especially in penalties.
This season, Jorginho has contributed 6 goals and 1 assist for Chelsea in the Premier League, with all of his goals coming from the penalty spot.
3. Fabinho (Liverpool)
Standing above Jorginho is the mainstay of Liverpool in the midfield, Fabinho. Taking on the role of the deepest player in The Kop’s midfield, the former Monaco star has an impressive ability to defend, contest and launch attacks from behind.
In addition, he is also very dangerous in sudden jumps and makes long-range shots. Not possessing the “scanner” style like Douglas Luiz or the regulation-oriented like Jorginho, Fabinho is considered the one who combines both advantages of the aforementioned duo into his play.
Currently, the Brazilian midfielder also has 3 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League this season.
2. Declan Rice (West Ham United)
Having made a great contribution to helping West Ham compete for a position in the top 4, Declan Rice is considered an irreplaceable factor in the midfield of “Sledgehammer”.
He works hard, disputes strongly, moves around the pitch to participate in pressing and is always ready to create surprises in attacking phases. This season, Rice has contributed 1 goal and 4 assists for West Ham in the Premier League.
1. Rodri (Manchester City)
Leading the list is the pet of coach Pep Guardiola at Man City, Rodri. The Spaniard played a role in keeping the tempo of the game, shielding the defence, and was the lowest player in the midfield of the defending EPL champions. Up to now, he has scored 3 goals and contributed 1 assist for Man City in the Premier League this season.