Premier League

Premier League midfielders - 2022/23 power rankings

Finley Crebolder
Xhaka is one of Arsenal's best
Xhaka is one of Arsenal's best / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Many of the usual suspects have continued to impress in the middle of the park this season, but there have been some surprise stars too.

Here's who we think are the 10 best-performing midfielders in the Premier League 2022/23 campaign at the moment.

10. Casemiro (down 4)

One of the best / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Casemiro is proving to be everything Manchester United hoped he'd be when he joined the club in the summer, adding some much-needed steel and stability to their midfield.

He didn't do much wrong on the final matchday of the season before the World Cup but drops down because, unlike those ahead of him, he didn't do much right either.

9. Christian Eriksen (re-entry)

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen enters the World Cup in fine form / Clive Rose/GettyImages

Christian Eriksen returns to our top 10 after winning the match for Man Utd against Fulham with a goal and an assist.

8. Rodri (down 1)

Stuart Armstrong, Rodri
Rodri is playing well / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

One of the most consistent performers in the Premier League, Rodri has continued to play at a high level at Man City this season.

7. Rodrigo Bentancur (new entry)

Rodrigo Bentancur
Bentancur won the match against Leeds for Spurs / Paul Harding/GettyImages

Rodrigo Bentancur has been an important player for Tottenham since joining the club in January but is starting to look better than ever. His quickfire double against Leeds earns him a spot in our top 10.

6. James Maddison (up 2)

James Maddison
Maddison has been one of Leicester's few bright sparks / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Leicester have turned things around recently, thanks in large part to James Maddison.

He got his seventh goal of the Premier League season at West Ham and deserves his place in England's World Cup squad.

5. Bernardo Silva (-)

Bernardo Silva - Soccer Midfielder
Silva desire to leave hasn't affected his performances / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Manchester City fans may have feared that, after not getting the move to Barcelona that he wanted, Bernardo Silva's level would drop, but there hasn't been a hint of that happening, unfortunately for the rest of the Premier League.

4. Bruno Guimaraes (down 1)

Bruno Guimaraes
Great player / Stu Forster/GettyImages

The best Bruno in the Premier League right now and quite possibly the best Bruno ever if he keeps going at this rate. Apologies to any wrestling fans with an affinity for the late, great Bruno Sammartino.

3. Martin Odegaard (up 1)

Martin Odegaard
Odegaard has the most goals for Arsenal this season / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

After a decent 2021/22 campaign, Martin Odegaard has, like his team, taken things up a notch this season.

He moves up a spot thanks to his match-winning brace at Wolves and is now Arsenal's top scorer.

2. Granit Xhaka (-)

Granit Xhaka
Xhaka scored again against Southampton / Bryn Lennon/GettyImages

Few players have had as many critics as Granit Xhaka in recent times, and few have silenced them quite as emphatically. Being given more attacking freedom, he has been a revelation.

1. Kevin De Bruyne (-)

Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne remains the league's best / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

There's not much to say about De Bruyne that hasn't already been said. He's just really, really, ridiculously good.