Two Premier League battlers make out top 10…
fanatix rates our ten best centre-midfielders in world football…
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10) Arturo Vidal – Juventus & Chile
‘The new Makelele’. Vidal is quietly establishing himself as one of the best holding midfielders in the world for Juventus. A brilliantly combative operator – Vidal is the platform from which the Old Lady have waltzed to consecutive Serie A titles.
9) Steven Gerrard – Liverpool & England
Gerrard pips his old England teammate Frank Lampard to make our top 10. Now played in a deeper role, the Liverpool skipper dictates matches for both club and country with his fantastic array of passing and organisational skills. One of the best players of his generation, and still worth his place in any side.
8) Ilkay Gundogan – Borussia Dortmund & Germany
The youngest player in this top 10 – Gundogan has quickly established himself as one of the hottest properties in world football. Brilliant technically, Gundogan has an outrageous engine, and can break through midfield with the ball at his feet. At only 23-years-old, the German will get better and better.