While all those around him were losing theirs, Djoum would keep his head, use a little bit of skill and suddenly a bit of football would break out. MARVIN BARTLEY has paid homage to Callum McGregor, claiming he is the best all-round player in Scotland.

Each of them are similar players to Djoum in that sense, while sharing his biggest weakness: they play at a speed a notch or two lower than the 100mph we’re used to seeing in this country. His reputation may have been dented from his first few months at the club and simply being apart of the shambles which is the current Hearts squad, especially away from Tynecastle. He is Mr Hibs. 87 elyounoussi lm 91 pac. The seven-figure price tag may have been Alex Neil doing his old club a favour, but there’s no argument that Andreu was top notch during Hamilton’s first season back in the top flight, and he would likely have been on his way for a significant fee regardless of Neil’s departure. He scored 14 in a season-long loan to Notts County, three less than in the whole of his Celtic career, which, coupled with his goals against Rangers, suggests he should score more regularly. His passing stats show a reliable holding midfielder who isn’t simply about sideways passes, he does look to get the ball forward. Saints boss tipped for Man United job, Premier League build-up, Deeney on Rashford, Germany World Cup winner snubs Arsenal contract extension and will leave in 2021, Maradona jokes he wants one thing for 60th birthday... and England fans won't like it, Marseille v Man City commentary and team news: Latest from Champions League clash, Arsenal still want to sign Aouar, but face competition from Juventus and PSG, Man United still think they can sign Haaland in 2022 despite agent relationship, Marseille v Man City stream: Watch for free, kick-off time, team news, radio coverage, Ex-PL star rubbishes claims Man City have peaked and 'lost aura' under Guardiola, Three key stars out for Liverpool's clash against Midtjylland, confirms Klopp, Mourinho rejects comparisons between his Tottenham and Real Madrid teams, Danny Mills not convinced Jadon Sancho would want to move to Man United, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Download the talkSPORT app NOW – the best way to listen live. A look at five of the best active midfielders in world football. If ever there was a player to play the game at their own pace it was Russell Latapy. Most of those either end around the hour-mark, as he runs out of steam, or come via a substitute appearance as he looks to play his way back into the starting XI following the latest injury set-back. Fifteen goals and seven assists from the centre. All you have to do is go through the duels, selecting your ‘winner’ from each match up. In fact he did the opposite. Liverpool sit 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, waiting for the competition to resume. players with at least 100 appearances or otherwise stated … He was a member of the vaunted Turnbull’s Tornadoes side, bringing a lovely left foot to proceedings. Casemiro is an unsung Real Madrid superstar. But he kept coming back, kept putting himself in the firing line on the bench, not shirking a battle and would leave Hibs for England for a six figure sum. Despite missing four months of this campaign he’s still tallied ten goals. *Some players may not be available on every game to due to differing database sizes, Role – Defensive Midfielder/Deep Lying Playmaker. Football Manager 2020 wonderkids: 13 defensive midfielders you must sign on FM20, including Real Madrid, West Ham and Leeds starlets By Anton Stanley 7th April 2020, 11:00 am With a pass completion rate of 89.8% and an average of two key passes per game in the league, it's safe to say that Pjanic is the glue that binds Juventus. He scored in consecutive games against Rangers and was ubiquitous in Celtic’s dominance. There won't be a paucity of suitors for the midfield maestro. His vision for passes while also being able to snap out a goal from nowhere indeed makes him the best midfielder in the world. The former Notts County player has registered seven goals and six assists in the Premier League this season, which is nearly twice more goal-contributions than any other Aston Villa player. Subscribe to TEAMtalk’s daily newsletter…. Although a central defensive midfielder by nature, Casemiro has scored three goals and set up two for his teammates in 25 appearances this season. There is much debate whether to class Sauzee as a midfielder or sweeper, but both have the same result: brilliance. There’s no-one else in the country, not even Moussa Dembele or Scott Sinclair, who can match his unique blend of power and technique. He’s also got a perfectly spherical cranium.

Scottish football is currently blessed with an array of talented centre midfielders, both at domestic and international level. Who can forget his three strikes in Glasgow against Celtic and Rangers in the 2017/2018 season. Neither Ash Taylor or Mark Reynolds are reliable, but the team defend solidly as a whole and that is down to the work rate put in by the likes of McLean who makes a number of interceptions per game and has a high defensive duel success rate for an attacking midfielder. It is an evidence of the Englishman transforming his game to a different level amidst fierce competition from the likes of Naby Keita, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. Not only did he play for the Easter Road side for 13 years but he is connected to the club from its very formation, his relative Michael Whelahan one of the founders and the first Hibs captain, Stanton too would become a notable captain at Hibs, lifting the 1972 League Cup trophy after putting in a starring role in the 2-1 win over Celtic. An excellent season and worthy of the top spot. 85 dri. They operate in and around the centre of the pitch, creating opportunities for the forwards while protecting the backline. Mateo Kovacic under Maurizio Sarri was a different player than the current version we have been witnessing. His technique is superb, his touch is close and he can make things happen around the penalty area. Is there a midfielder more consistent than Toni Kroos? He may not have even been the best midfielder on his own side (Marvin Bartley). That impressive form prompted the Glasgow club to offer the player a new contract. It encapsulated a frustrating final few months of the season for Hearts and Cowie. The Scottish Sun claims that Newcastle, Burnley and and French club Nice are want the player, who is valued at £10m.