The finest in the middle of the park on the planet featuring Manchester City and Barcelona.
Football analysts told us that the box-to-box midfielder was a dying art a few years ago, before a false nine was introduced to sides such as Barcelona and lately Bayern Munich.
Yet a revival has happened in recent times and the role is back with a vengeance and here are the 10 best currently playing in world football.
10. Sami Khedira – Real Madrid
More on the defensive side of the spectrum but Manchester United recognised enough creative talent in the German to try and bring the 26-year-old to Old Trafford in the summer.
Has been cruelly sidelined for the season and probably the 2014 World Cup after rupturing cruciate ligaments.