Premier League's best midfielders - ranked

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The Premier League is home to a string of great midfielders and the best thing is, there's a player to suit everyone's needs.

Destructive number fours, playmaking number sixes, dynamic number eights and silky number tens. You name it, the Premier League's got it.

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10. Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara
Thiago is exceptional / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

When fit, Thiago is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in the world.

He was able to stay fit for longer than usual this season, which showed in Liverpool's impressive performances throughout the campaign.

9. Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen is brilliant / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Back playing football, and back to being one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

Eriksen reinvigorated a Brentford team who were slipping down the table before his arrival.

A top player.

8. Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard
Arsenal are in a slump / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Arsenal's best player this season - bar none.

Sure, it was a season that ended in heartbreak, but Odegaard proved that he can lead the Gunners into a pretty decent future.

7. Mason Mount

Mason Mount
Mount has impressed in recent weeks / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Mason Mount's form has been a bit up and down this season, but he's still one of the most important players for Chelsea.

He's a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge for a reason.

6. Fabinho

Fabinho is quality / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Fabinho has been Liverpool's most consistently brilliant midfielder for the last three years.

They'll be praying he's fully fit for this weekend's Champions League final.

5. Conor Gallagher

A real breakout star of the 2021/22 season, Conor Gallagher was absolutely fantastic at Crystal Palace.

He'll be hoping he can replicate that form at Chelsea next season.

4. Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva, Mateo Kovacic
Bernardo is so hard to dispossess / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

It is impossible not to marvel at Bernardo Silva whenever he takes to the pitch.

His close control, agility, and turn of pace mean he can carry the ball for pretty much as long as he wants. Once he gets to the end of his meandering runs he normally provides a key pass, assist or goal too.

3. Declan Rice

Declan Rice
Rice is a target for several Champions League sides / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

One day, probably in the future, West Ham are going to sell Declan Rice for a lot of money.

Sure, his price tag will be inflated by the 'English player' tax, but he will also attract monster bids because he is one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.

2. Rodri

Rodri has gone from strength to strength this season / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Rodri has had his doubters over the years, but this season accepting his brilliance has become mainstream.

Replacing the timeless Fernandinho was never going to be an easy task but the Spaniard has continually risen to the challenge and is now one of the few 'undroppables' in Pep Guardiola's side.

1. Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne is one of the best players around / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Here he is. The best midfielder in the Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne seems to finally be on his way back to his best following a few injury frustrations - and we're loving it.