Ranking the five best central midfielders this season
#4 Axel Witsel
Not many believed that the Belgian midfielder could become such an instant hit for Borussia Dortmund. Witsel was playing for Chinese League last year, despite he spent most of his professional career at European highest tier.
The Belgian did impress for Chinese side Tianjin, starting in all of the club's league games and scoring 5 times. However, he has attracted even more attention since his impressive debut spell at Bundesliga. He quickly adapted into Lucien Favre's system and was benched just once in his entire 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign.
Witsel's average passing accuracy has stood at very high 93 percent while his contribution in other aspects was also impressive. He has recorded 5 goals and 1 assist combined in domestic and Champions League.
His defensive stats have also stood at decent 1.6 tackles and 1.2 intercepts on average per game.