Liverpool, United and Arsenal midfield stars pipped to post by newly promoted veteran…
5) Fabian Delph – Aston Villa – 38 tackles and interceptions
The young Villa midfielder has revitalised his career this season under Paul Lambert, and is finally starting to live up to his immense talent.
4) Lucas – Liverpool – 38 tackles and interceptions
The unheralded man in Liverpool’s midfield, Lucas sits deep and steals possession from the opposition, allowing the Reds’ creative players a platform from which to perform.
3) Michael Carrick – Manchester United – 42 tackles and interceptions
United’s midfield metronome has made more interceptions than anyone else in the league, but also puts in his fair share of tackles, too. Has been integral to multiple Premier League winning United sides.
2) Aaron Ramsey – Arsenal – 42 tackles and interceptions
The Welshman has arguably been the best player in the Premier League this season, and along with his numerous goals and assists, has made 42 tackles and interceptions for the Gunners.
1) Mile Jedinak – Crystal Palace – 49 tackles and interceptions
Impressively, Palace’s battling Australian midfielder has made more tackles and interceptions than any one in the league. Ian Holloway will need him to continue in this vein of form if Palace have any chance of staying up.