Top 5 midfielders in Europe in 2017/18
Midfielders are the engine that keeps a football team going on the field. These gifted athletes are the players that probably work the hardest on the pitch and more often than not cover the most distance during a game.
They are crucial in establishing the style of play and majorly control the flow and the tempo of the game. They link the team's attack and defence while some of them provide defensive cover while the others provide the attacking threat.
Hence we can say with absolute certainty that the midfielders are the most complete players. I have ranked this list mainly based on the performances this season and also keeping in mind their potential to show their talents at the very top level. Here are 5 midfielders who are the cream of the crop.
#5 Thiago Alcantara - Bayern Munich
German champions Bayern Munchen had a chaotic start to the season resulting in Carlo Ancelotti getting the sack.
Veteran and treble-winning manager Jupp Heynckes stepped in for the temporary period to take the team back to the top of the Bundesliga table and winning them the German title a record sixth time in a row.
One of those rare midfielders from Barcelona's fabled La Masia academy who has all the abilities to become the best, Thiago has continued his amazing form over the past few years since his move from the Catalan side.
He has an average of 2.5 tackles and 1.4 interceptions every game while providing 1.4 key passes per game, and maintains an astonishing 91.2% accuracy in his passes.