5 best midfielders in La Liga this season
Some big names don't make it, while some unexpected names make this list
La Liga this season has not at all gone on expected lines. After last season's stunning performance, Real Madrid were expected to blow away the likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid once again this season,
However, this season, Madrid have struggled while the Catalan giants are yet to be beaten in the league. The likes of Atletico Madrid and Valencia have also stepped up their game and are doing pretty well this season.
Hence, this season, this list has some very well known names and a few names which might surprise the readers. Without much ado, let us take a look at the 5 best midfielders in La Liga this season:
#5 Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)
Real Sociedad might not have had a good season so far, but Asier Illarramendi has continued his good form from last season and he has easily been their standout player.
The 27-year-old midfielder has really matured this season and his performances have shown time and again that he is one of the best defensive midfielders in world football at the moment.
A real warrior in the centre of the field for Sociedad, Illaramendi is known for his reading of the game, positioning skills and interceptions. Over the course of this season, his passing range has also increased tremendously and the Basque-born midfielder plays a vital role in both defence and attack for his side.
Illaramendi has been so good this season that his performances have earned him an impressive 5 man of the match awards so far. The Spaniard will be hoping to continue his good performances until the end of the season.