Best Premier League XI ever – Central and Holding Midfielders
It is finally time to talk about the engines of the game. It is going to be a long list and we will talk about central and holding midfielders. We already have a list on wide midfielders so, plz read that. Let’s start with Super Frank. let’s proceed further in our journey towards finding the best premier league xi
Frank Lampard –
Have you seen a single central midfielder making runs, just as a striker does, for tap ins or crazy long-range goals from outside the box. He can be incredible with both feet. Can play anywhere in midfield. A typical box to box midfielder. Holding, attacking, and central midfielder and second striker, he has played every role. Started his career as an attacking midfielder, soon developed the tackling ability as well. Don’t forget about his accurate penalty kicks. Chelsea’s highest scorer ever.
3 premier leagues,4 FA Cups, 2 EFL Cups, 2 Community Shields, 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, Premier League player of the decade, most goals from outside the box, record 22 goals in a single season,5 seasons 20 plus goals in a row
Premier League player of the season, ballon d’Or runner up, 3 times top assister, 3 PFA Toty, Fifa world Xl, Uefa midfielder of the year, twice player of the year England, Euro team of the tournament, 10 plus goals in consecutive 10 years
Steven Gerrard –
One British icon to another, a box to box midfielder, played as a wide right midfielder, right back and right winger as well. Also, every possible position in midfield. The sniper from outside the box gave his everything for the club. Who will ever forget that night in Istanbul. One of the best captains. The only drawback perhaps was that he has never won a league title, despite finishing 2nd a no. Of times. Often, regarded as the best midfielder of his generation by many legends of the game. best premier league xi nominee.
2 FA cups, 3 EFL cups,1 Community shield,1 UCL, 1 Super Cup, Ballon d’Or 3rd place, Uefa club footballer of the year, PFA young player of the year, 8 Premier league Toty, 3 Fifa world Xl, 3 Uefa Toty, Uefa Team of the century, 2012 euro team of the tournament
Man of the match in Ucl final, English football hall of fame.
Paul Scholes :
The Player’s favorite, regarded by Zidane, Pirlo, and Xavi as the best midfielder of 2 decades. A player whose performance could decide the whole game has won everything in his career. Almost every big manager and player has regarded him as the best of his generation. His career lasted two decades. Started his career as a striker, has played everywhere in midfield, let it be wider, mid, holding, and attacking. We will never forget that semi-final rocket against Barcelona. Another British midfielder who was good from outside the box. best premier league xi nominee.
Having played 700 times for Man United, he has won- 11 premier league titles, 3 FA Cups, 2 EFL Cups, 5 Community Shields, 2 Champions leagues,1 Club world cup.
PFA Toty twice, English football hall of fame, 10 Seasons and 20 seasons awards both,
A complete attacking and central midfielder, known for his final passes and shooting ability. Also, a penalty expert has played for 2 top Premier league teams. I personally have not seen such short passes.
2 FA cups, 1 Community shield,1 EFL Cup, 2 Premier leagues. Twice Uefa Toty, PFA young player of the year, twice PFA Toty, We all know about his international success.
a Manchester City legend, one of the modern-day greats. His outside of box disasters has controlled the game on his own. Started his career as a Centre back, went to holding role mainly later on. One of the key figures in City’s dominance in the modern era. And yeah, a free-kick and penalty specialist.
3 premier league titles, 1 FA cup, 2 EFL cups, 1 Community shield.4 African player of the year, 2 PFA team of the year.
There were few who had short role in EPL.
Better known for winning UCL with Real Madrid, he won 2 Epl with Chelsea. He has his own position named after his own name. Kante is compared to him regularly being french and also playing with Chelsea. He was also very versatile, mainly playing as a holding midfielder but was also racing up when needed.
FA cup,2 EFL cups , community shields,Fifa pro world Xl.
Another guy who could play anywhere in midfield, mainly known for his holding role, he is also known for his accurate long balls. Has won everything with real and Bayern as well. Gerrard regards him as his best midfield partner.
FA Cup, Community Shield, Champions League, Super cup.we all know what he has won at the national level.
another machine who has played everywhere in midfield. Also played as Centre back and a full back.
2 premier league titles, 4 FA Cups, 1 EFL Cup, 1 Community Shield, 1 Champions League.
Another Man City icon has amazing attacking and playmaking ability. City’s free-kick specialist has won 4 Premier leagues, 2 FA Cups, 4 EFL cups, 1 Community shield, PFA toty twice, Uefa euro team of the tournament.
We are not going to include Keane, Vieira as they are the past and this is not an all-time list. Kante is yet to be an icon, Eriksen has no trophy to his name. These were the reasons, we did not include them. Plz, mention the players who should have made the list. We will finish EPL all-time team with strikers next time and will go for another league!