Midfielders are the glue that holds the attack and the defense together. They make the work of the manager easier. If the midfield is strong and coherent, this would tell on the performance of the entire team.
The 2021/2022 season is still very young but many midfield players have started making a case for themselves with phenomenal performances week in week out.
That said, below are five of the best midfielders in the world judging by their current form based on on ratings from whoscored,com:
5. Mateo Kovacic - 7.56
Mateo Kovacic is the fifth best midfielder in the world based on ratings. The Croatian midfielder has scored one goal and provided five assists in nine league games this season and he is one of the reasons why Chelsea is occupying the first position on the English Premier League standings.
Mateo Kovacic has made 2.7 successful tackles per 90 minutes and he has an average of one dribble pass per game.
4. Joshua Kimmich - 7.62
Joshua Kimmich is one of the best all-round midfielders in the world and he has been impressive for Bayern Munich this season. So far, the German midfielder has scored three goals and contributed four assists in nine games in the German Bundesliga.
He has a pass per 90 minutes average of 78.3 and he has also recorded an average of 1.3 interceptions per 90 minutes which shows his game-reading abilities.
3. Florian Wirtz - 7.64
Florian Wirtz plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga and he has been superb for them this season. He has contributed four goals and six assists this season in just seven German Bundesliga games.
The 18-year-old plays majorly as an attacking midfielder and this has seen him contribute an average of 2.7 key passes per 90 minutes. Impressively, the German has contributed a goal of an assist in all the seven Bundesliga matches he has played this season.
2. Idrissa Gueye - 7.69
Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye has scored three goals this season. He has an attempted tackle rate of 5.3 and he an average of 3 successful tackles per game. He has an attempted passes average of 69.3 this season.
Despite playing in a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain side, he has been a sparking light.
1. Teji Savanier - 7.73
Montpellier centre midfielder, Teji Savanier is the best midfielder in the world according to WhoScored ratings.
The 29-year-old has scored two goals and four assists in nine league appearances this season. He has an average of 7.2 long pass per match. He has also completed an average of 2.7 key passes per 90 minutes this season.
Who do you think is the best midfielder in the world presently? Share your thoughts below.
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