#10. Christian Eriksen – Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen wears the colors of Tottenham Hotspur and primarily occupies the attacking midfield position for both club and country. He has scored 5 goals in the Premier League thus far. Unluckily, he has hit the woodwork 4 times in the season. If those shots had been converted to goals, he would have easily been in the headlines subject to potential bids from powerhouses such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The man represents Denmark on the international stage and was also part of the national squad that participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup; he was the youngest player to feature in the World Cup in South Africa. He was Tottenham Hotspur´s Player of the Year for the 2013-014 season.
#9. Paul Pogba – Manchester United
Aged only three-and- twenty, Paul Pogba is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in the world of football! The midfielder was recently signed in the summer by Manchester United for a massive fee of £ 89 million! He was bestowed upon with the Best Young Player Award following stellar performances in the 2014 World Cup. Although he didn’t exactly hit the ground running with his new club, he has been able to find his form in recent times. In the current season thus far, the man has registered 20 through ball passes, only behind Alexis Sanchez, has hit the woodwork 5 times, only behind Kevin De Bruyne, and has made 1,398 passes, only behind Jordan Henderson. If the ball had found the back of the net instead of hitting the woodwork, he would have easily been regarded as a hit by now. Football truly is a game of small margins.
#8. Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City
Signed by Manchester City on 2nd June 2016 for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds, Ilkay Gundogan excels as a midfielder and is known for his sublime passes and phenomenal playmaking abilities. In the international scene, he wears the colors of the German National Team. The man initially came to prominence during his time in Borussia Dortmund. He made a total of 157 appearances for the club and scored 15 goals in the process. His former coach, Jurgen Klopp, has described him as an, ¨intelligent and complete midfielder with numerous strengths.¨ Only in his first season at City, we are certain that Gundogan will perform a lot better in the years to come.
#7. Ander Herrera – Manchester United
There is no doubt that Ander Herrera is one of the most hardworking midfielders in the Premier League. He also has the talent to match his work ethic. The midfielder plies his trade for the Red Devils, Manchester United. He was earlier bought from Athletic Bilbao for 36 million Euros in 2014. Now a regular starter for United, Ander Herrera represents the Spanish National Team in the international stage. He only made his senior international debut recently in November 2016. Growing up, he supported a lot of good players; that has undoubtedly contributed to his development, ¨Guy Poyet was a role model for me, and then the national team players like Xavi and Iniesta, but so were the United players like Scholes and Butt.¨
#6. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Let´s start with some frightening Kevin De Bruyne statistics. He is leading the assists table in the Premier League with 9 assists, has found the back of the net twice, and has hit the woodwork a remarkable 6 times! The transfer committee of Chelsea FC must be shaken and taken aback by the phenomenal rise of Kevin De Bruyne. They have been left looking like fools for letting him go and failing to identify the potential of the attacking midfielder. Now playing for Manchester City after his move from Wolfsburg in the summer, Kevin De Bruyne has a strong case for being the best Premier League midfielder on current form. He has managed to take his game to another level under the stewardship of the City manager, Pep Guardiola.