EPL: Top 10 Midfielders, Revised Edition

Salaar ShamsiSenior Writer IApril 20, 2008

By using the same format that I used to select the top five managers in the Premier League, I am creating another article, only this time selecting the top 10 midfielders in the top flight of English Football.

Here are my top 10, whether you agree or disagree be sure to leave your comments.

The list from 1-10 is not a rating. Which means Gerrard is not rated higher than Ronaldo, they are all in the Top 10. 

1. Steven Gerrard

Stevie G, the captain of Liverpool, is arguably one of the most consistent and reliable players in the world.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Around 40 goals in the season, nothing needs to be said about Ronaldo. If he leaves Manchester, United will be missing the best player in the world. 

3. Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal's most prized possession, Fabregas is one of the most prominent central midfielders in the world.

4. Frank Lampard

Due to resentment and criticism, Gareth Barry was chucked out of the Top 10 and his place goes to Frank Lampard. As Steve McClaren once said "What's Chelsea without Lampard."

5. Paul Scholes

The oldest player in the list but very deserving none the less. One of the greatest servants of Manchester United.

6. Michael Carrick

Carrick has the potential to pick out a man in space like no other. United know he was worth the 18.6 million price tag.

7. Michael Essien

Chelsea's Essien was consistent under Mourinho and he has saved Grant's blushes more than once. A true match winner and somebody the Blues truly depend on. 

8. David Bentley

Ballack was here but he isn't anymore. David Bentley has been sensational this season. He's on the most wanted list of Liverpool, Chelsea and England's Fabio Capello.

9. Joe Cole

Joe Cole, this lads just special, arguably the most underrated player in the world. Personally, I rate him higher than any other player at Chelsea. 

10. Mikel Arteta

Would there be a race for fourth place till April without Mikel Arteta? Maybe not. Everton's play maker, he is the driving force behind the Toffees and I am baffled at why Luis Aragones does not want him for Spain.The word underrated is all about this lad.


Choosing 10 of the best was hard, but I convinced myself to put these lads ahead of the likes of Gareth Barry, Stewart Downing, Alexander Hleb, Michael Ballack, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Aaron Lennon, Kevin Nolan, Tim Cahill, Elano, Joey Barton, Xabi Alonso and Fredrik Ljungberg.

What's your super 10?