Salah & Pogba: Top Performing 20/21 PL Midfielders So Far

Salah & Pogba: Top Performing 20/21 PL Midfielders So Far

We might only have entered Matchweek 8 of the 21/22 Premier League season, however now would be as good a time as any to take a look at who the best performing midfielders are in the league currently.

Naturally, England’s top division is one of the most competitive competitions to exist in the entire sport, with the world’s best players continuing to flock to the teams that compete regularly whilst its appeal around the world has not gone unnoticed, either.

Hundreds of millions of fans continue to tune in all across the world to support their favorite teams and players each and every single week, whilst many of those will enhance their viewing by getting involved with Premier League betting and placing a wager on what they think the outcome of each match may be when they take place.

Therefore, there is plenty of pressure for teams to perform to their best and to ensure that they remain in England’s top flight for as long as they possibly can. And, one of the only ways that they can do that is to have a team full of players who work hard together with a common aim: playing their best and ensuring their club picks up the three points on the day.

As mentioned earlier, we will take a look at the top midfielders within the league at this stage of the season, as a small portion of the campaign has already been played and highlight why the individuals chosen can be considered to be amongst the best so far by using the data that has been provided by various sources, such as fantasy data and statistics.

Mohamed Salah

Perhaps a little controversial considering the player’s position, however there is no doubt that Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the best player in the league at the minute, whether you agree with him being a midfielder or would argue that he is an attacker.

As he is listed as a midfielder, it would only be right to include him on the list. The Egyptian is ranked the highest in regards to the number of fantasy points acquired and much of that will be down to his contributions in front of goal for the Reds.

He recently scored his 100th goal in the Premier League prior to the international break, taking his tally to six for the season, whilst the 29-year-old has also managed to chip in with three assists for his teammates in his seven appearances so far, as well.

Bruno Fernandes

Some might argue with Bruno Fernandes’ inclusion, but based on statistical data and metrics that are used, he is considered to be one of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League this season.

He does have four goals to his name (with a hat-trick against Leeds United in the first game of the season) as well as one assist. Those numbers might be considered poor when you put what he managed to achieve in his Manchester United career to date, but with Cristiano Ronaldo at the club, they are not that bad.

Paul Pogba

Another player who could be argued to be questionable within the top-performing midfielders of the 21/22 Premier League season so far is Paul Pogba, although the stats do not lie as he has had a bit of a resurgence in this campaign.

He may not have sent the net bulging just yet, but he does have a whopping seven assists to his name. That figure alone makes him the leader of the division and by some distance.

Is he playing out of his skin because he knows he can leave Old Trafford for free next summer? Or is it the Ronaldo effect? Or is he just deciding that now is the time to justify the £93.2 million transfer fee that was paid to Juventus in 2016? Either way, the FIFA World Cup winner has been impressive this season.

We have to admit, Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure could easily have fit in this midfield as the tenacious centre-midfielder has been vital for Rafa Benitez’s Toffees.

Adama Traore

Everton’s Andros Townsend, West Ham United’s Said Benrahma and even Watford’s Ismaila Sarr deserve honourable mentions, but according to the stats, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore is the best performing left-sided midfielder in the Premier League currently.

The 25-year-old Spain international is yet to have an impact on goal (something that has frustrated many who have watched him), however his play for Old Gold has led him to be named Man of the Match four times in his seven appearances (five starts), thus highlighting his impact on the game for Bruno Lage’s side.

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