World's Best Midfielders 2021/2022: The midfielder is the pivotal player for a whole team. That footballer who is able to bring the defense and attack together, allowing the entire team to participate and giving balance to the game. A succession of important attributes are required for this: game vision, game time management, quality (reception and pass), ball handling.. We've compiled a list of the finest midfielders in the world right now. All stats are from WhoScored.com and are up to date as of the date of publication. So, who made the cut for our top five? All metrics are from WhoScored.com and are up to date as of the date of publication.
5. Leon Goretzka ( Bayern Munich)
Leon Goretzka, who had been linked with Manchester City, Liverpool, and Barcelona, has allegedly signed a new contract with Bayern Munich that will keep him at the club until 2026. The 26-year-old is a dynamic midfield presence who, along with Joshua Kimmich, also 26, gives the Germans with a sturdy heart for years to come.
4. Bruno Fernandes(Manchester United)
Bruno Fernandes scored 18 Premier League goals last season, more than any other midfielder. In addition to important passes, major opportunities created, shots on target, and penalty goals, the Portuguese creator led the division. This is also not an outlier. Long before he got to these shores, Manchester United's no.18 was running the show at Sporting Lisbon, and he's been tearing it up in the Premier League as well. While half of Manchester United's talisman's goals came from 12-yards last season, calling him a penalty king is absurd. The numbers don't lie: Bruno Fernandes is a world-class midfielder who can score, create, and lead like none other in United's history. It will be intriguing to see how he performs now that Cristiano Ronaldo has joined the team, a guy who will desire to be the new penalty taker. It would be a real shame if he lost his place as United's main man in important games.
3. Joshua Kimmich ( Bayern Munich)
Joshua Kimmich also plays right back for Bayern Munich, but he is unquestionably one of the best midfielders in the world when he is in the middle of the field. Bayern Munich's enforcer in the midfield is having another successful season. Despite missing nearly half of Bayern's league matches this season, the German international has already contributed 5 assists in 7 games to help the defending Bundesliga Champions maintain their lead at the top of the table. The 25-year-old has also scored once in the League and once in the UEFA Champions League.
2. Ngolo Kante
Ngolo Kante is one of Chelsea's crown treasures. He is now one of the top defensive midfielders in the world and a strong contender for UEFA's best player award for the 20/21 season. In 2017, he was named PFA Player of the Year. For the past two seasons, N'golo Kante has dominated the Premier League. He is arguably one of Chelsea's top players this season. His outstanding performance in the UEFA Champions League helped Chelsea win Europe's most coveted title. He excels in defense, acceleration, and creating opportunities. In this season, he is in the best shape of his life. Kante's performance has been the highlight of Chelsea's season in all competitions. Both defensively and offensively, the French internationals have done it. He scored three goals and assisted on eight others, but it was his influence as a player that stole the show in 20/21, not his goals and assists.
1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne has had a rough year. Although the Manchester City talisman has earned another Premier League winner's medal to his stunning prize cabinet, there have been some setbacks. Not to mention his injury issues. Then there was the shattered eye socket from City's Champions League final loss to Chelsea in May. Then there was the ankle injury, which forced Belgium's Euro 2020 campaign to be postponed. Despite these shortcomings, the flame-haired creative is still the standard by which midfielders are measured. He is the driving force behind two of the top teams in the world, creating 3.5 chances for City every 90 minutes and whipping balls in for Pep Guardiola's many false nines. In recent seasons, De Bruyne has developed into a leader, wearing the captain's armband and grabbing the side by the scruff of the neck in crucial occasions. We might see a couple more years of that peak at 30, but only if those injury issues are addressed. Pep, wrap him in cotton wool. The world is in desperate need of a fit. KDB
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