Ranking the Best Midfielders This Season So Far | B/R Football Ranks

  • Published: 02 October 2019
  • Forwards get a lot of the praise, but it's the midfield maestros who make the beautiful game what it is. Sam Tighe (@brsamtighe) and Dean Jones (@deanjonesbr) join host Jack Collins (@jjwc) to take a look at the players who have been running things in the middle so far this season, including Real Sociedad's Martin Odegaard, PSG's Idrissa Gana Gueye, Liverpool's Fabinho; Inter Milan's Stefano Sensi and Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne.

    Hot Takes this week involve a discussion of whether Leicester are actually the third best team in the Premier League this season; some insight from Dean on Jadon Sancho's transfer situation and where we think he should end up; and a look at just why everything is going wrong at AC Milan. This week's Melon of the Week is given for a ridiculous Cruyff turn on someone's own goal line...

    Roulette asks who would be in our FIFA 20 Volta three-a-side team; whose playing career we'd rather have had out of Lampard, Solskjaer and Zidane and if we'd rather win a Puskas Award or a Super Cup; before Sam rounds things off by ranking the things he hates most about autumn in this week's nonsense rankings.
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Comments • 95

  • Elamris
    Elamris  1 months back

    What About arthur mélo ?

    • HOT Culture
      HOT Culture  2 months back

      NO ARTHUR 😳

      • Elamris
        Elamris  1 months back

        @daniel garcia wtf man

      • daniel garcia
        daniel garcia  2 months back

        HOT Culture he’s terrible. & yes I’m a barca fan

    • Total chaos Gaming
      Total chaos Gaming  2 months back

      Watching this after spurs vs Brighton and while lloris may be a Mellon hope he gets well soon

      • Avishek Chowdhury
        Avishek Chowdhury  2 months back

        KDB is the man.....No one comes even close

        • Houdifa Taboun
          Houdifa Taboun  2 months back

          No 1 - KDB
          No 2 - Gueye
          No 3 - Pjanic
          No 4 - Fabinho
          No 5 - Fernandes

          • Houdifa Taboun
            Houdifa Taboun  2 months back

            they are talking about leicester like they are the second coming! do me a favour as roy keane would say they lost to the shittest united ive ever seen! barely beat spurs who are fucking dire this season as their 7-2 hammering at home to bayern showed! we will see what they can do against liverpool but im pretty sure they are gonna lose that one too! they are good but lets not be silly they wont get top 4, will come 7th and that will be a decent season for them!

            • Chinmay Revant
              Chinmay Revant  2 months back

              Partey is no doubt the best CDM right now !!! And where is saul !!!!

              • Riveen Venuja Nilaweera
                Riveen Venuja Nilaweera  2 months back

                R u posting champions videos

                • soccer nation 8
                  soccer nation 8  2 months back

                  kdb my boy

                  • arctic 1878
                    arctic 1878  2 months back

                    Hmm, would be nice with timestamps.

                    • Fhf Fvgju
                      Fhf Fvgju  2 months back


                      • Emir Singh
                        Emir Singh  2 months back

                        Thomas Partey has been outstanding this season how hasn't he got a mention?

                        • Barlet Beqiri
                          Barlet Beqiri  2 months back

                          He doesn't play in the premier league 😂

                      • A 99
                        A 99  2 months back

                        Best crossers
                        1. De Bruyne
                        2. Carvajal
                        3. Trent

                        • Miguel Valente
                          Miguel Valente  2 months back

                          Loved the autumn rank, pretty acurate haha

                          • Maarten van der Poel
                            Maarten van der Poel  2 months back

                            Mohammed Ihattaren! He is a 17-year old Sneijder!

                            • A KM
                              A KM  2 months back

                              Frenkie de Jong

                              • You wouldn’t get it
                                You wouldn’t get it  2 months back

                                If KDB is not number 1 on your list, you’re list is automatically disqualified

                                • Arjun Pant
                                  Arjun Pant  2 months back

                                  Partey plays tennis?

                                  • ישראל ישראלי
                                    ישראל ישראלי  2 months back

                                    Frenkie de Jong with no doubt

                                    • Chris Don't Miss
                                      Chris Don't Miss  1 months back

                                      ​@Tritogeneia If you watch Odegaard play you will see he's everywhere on the pitch. He often starts the attack and he drops deep to for the build up play. Mostly on the right side also often central. You can watch him today against spain (very important match for norway) where he surely is in the starting line up.

                                    • Tritogeneia
                                      Tritogeneia  1 months back

                                      @Chris Don't Miss They're different players. See it like this: Odegaard is a winger converted to an attacking midfielder and scores the ball De Jong gives to him, or by another player. But it all starts with de Jong.

                                    • Chris Don't Miss
                                      Chris Don't Miss  1 months back

                                      @Tritogeneia How is De Jong better when Odegaard outperforms him again in La Liga ALTHOUGH Odegaard plays for an average team unlike De Jong who plays for Barca. Both players side by side and Odegaard would beat De Jong easily. De Jong is lucky that he plays in worldclass structured teams like Ajax or Barca right know. Put Odegaard in a worldclass squad and he would be immediately the best a world's Top 3 midfielder after at the end of the season.

                                    • Tritogeneia
                                      Tritogeneia  1 months back

                                      @Chris Don't Miss yet vitesse didn't end 1st and reached europa league lmao... frenkie is way better, but odegaard is a great player. But for the future.

                                    • Chris Don't Miss
                                      Chris Don't Miss  2 months back

                                      @Royality FACTS! He outperformed De Jong in the Eredivisie with an average team like Vitesse Arnheim.

                                  • Mark N
                                    Mark N  2 months back

                                    Definitely KdB

                                    • LorKeyZ77
                                      LorKeyZ77  2 months back

                                      The champions episode 1 Spanish please

                                      • Cherry Water
                                        Cherry Water  2 months back

                                        Kevin de Bruyne. the best of the best.

                                        • akaRobin
                                          akaRobin  2 months back

                                          De Jong???

                                          • Kaleab Alebachew
                                            Kaleab Alebachew  2 months back

                                            De jong

                                            • Haris Ahmadzi
                                              Haris Ahmadzi  2 months back

                                              It’s hard to make a midfielder list because a lot of them are very good. Pjanic did not make this list, Kante didn’t, Kroos didn’t, Bernardo Silva didn’t, etc

                                              • Kahu Emberson
                                                Kahu Emberson  2 months back

                                                With Rodri coming in he’s only winging now I think 🤔

                                            • Bear Eats World
                                              Bear Eats World  2 months back

                                              Top Midfielders this season:

                                              1. KDB
                                              2. It doesn't matter.

                                              • Chris Don't Miss
                                                Chris Don't Miss  2 months back

                                                Odegaard, Kroos, Kante, Partey, Artur

                                              • Royality
                                                Royality  2 months back

                                                @MMAoracle nobody is even close to him so far, he is going to be named player of the month in september. He came to laliga and absolutely smashed it to bits, what a player!

                                              • MMAoracle
                                                MMAoracle  2 months back


                                              • Kahu Emberson
                                                Kahu Emberson  2 months back

                                                Wine is fine But whiskeys quicker not even close man you right

                                              • You wouldn’t get it
                                                You wouldn’t get it  2 months back

                                                alex kanyima not better than KDB

                                            • Rodney Csizma
                                              Rodney Csizma  2 months back

                                              How had Fabinho been ranked above Jorginho? If it’s based on this season then Jorginho should be up there imo.

                                              • Tanuj Bhatia
                                                Tanuj Bhatia  1 months back

                                                @internetguy213 normally yes... But this seasons... Idts

                                              • internetguy213
                                                internetguy213  2 months back

                                                Lol you must be drunk. Fabinho is miles better then Jorginho

                                            • Stacey Fonseca
                                              Stacey Fonseca  2 months back

                                              Toni Kroos Odegaard & Sensi

                                              • tommy mashup
                                                tommy mashup  2 months back

                                                Pjanic is very strong with sarri this season, he will reach modric levels when he was fit

                                                • Tanuj Bhatia
                                                  Tanuj Bhatia  1 months back

                                                  @Mantra Pro modric legendry 😂

                                                • Name
                                                  Name  2 months back

                                                  Do you smoke crack

                                                • Mantra Pro
                                                  Mantra Pro  2 months back

                                                  No he will not reach Modric level. Just because someone is a world class midfielder people compare them to Modric. Modric is a legendary player.

                                              • Son of the Universe
                                                Son of the Universe  2 months back

                                                Kroos & Saul

                                                • soulsquealer
                                                  soulsquealer  2 months back

                                                  Odegaard, Saul & Kroos

                                                  • non non
                                                    non non  4 weeks back

                                                    @Frank Overå thats where u find them.

                                                  • Frank Overå
                                                    Frank Overå  4 weeks back

                                                    All players you are naming are located in Spain.

                                                  • non non
                                                    non non  4 weeks back

                                                    Odegaard best so far. Too bad he cost 350mill now. would like him at barca.

                                                  • Thomypark
                                                    Thomypark  2 months back

                                                    Lmao 😂

                                                  • fran vitaloni
                                                    fran vitaloni  2 months back

                                                    SAUL JAJAJAJAJ

                                                • B.Ishtawe
                                                  B.Ishtawe  2 months back

                                                  Looks like kante plays a different sport

                                                  • LJ W
                                                    LJ W  2 months back

                                                    Kante, Fabinho and KDB.

                                                    • Stacey Fonseca
                                                      Stacey Fonseca  2 months back

                                                      Odegaard is the best midfielder this season imo

                                                      • RONAK AGARWAL
                                                        RONAK AGARWAL  2 months back

                                                        @Nikola Tesla I would like to know who do you think is the greatest midfielder of all time ? Do reply ! Let's have a chat about it
                                                        I don't simply comment things . I have good reason to comment .

                                                      • Nikola Tesla
                                                        Nikola Tesla  2 months back

                                                        @RONAK AGARWAL I was taking your comment seriously until I saw you insinuating KDB being "possibly" the mest midfield of all time; I don't quite know if you were being serious of such premature statement, or you were jesting since you knew the dialogue you held with the previous person was beyond absurd and comical. I really hope it is the latter, because such implication you brought are quite exaggerated and extremely biased.

                                                        Edit: Didn't finished the whole thread whilst I commented to you, now I did. You're bloody mental mate, but I get it, it's kind of suffocating to say reasonable thoughts whilst wearing the scarf of the player you idolise too vehemently, even I would get dreary. I get your blatant fanatism, but don't impart it as the universal truth.

                                                      • RONAK AGARWAL
                                                        RONAK AGARWAL  2 months back

                                                        @Royality we LL see about that . But for now KDB is the best midfielder of the history . He actually has all the best qualities of every legend . Like he is the world's best crosser ever , best long range passer , the world's best vision ever , world's best short ranged passer , his passing range is the best in the world , his finishing is somewhat similar to a striker's finish , he's got abnormal pace for a midfielder , he is an amazing dribbler , he doesn't use tricks because he likes to keep it professional, he respects every opponent , he reads the game like no one else does , he s the most versatile player in the football right now.l , he's decent at defending and tracking back . He's everything packed in one box . He like one of those gift boxes you get online except that you know what you can expect from him and every single time he will deliver it . He is just a joy to watch .

                                                      • Royality
                                                        Royality  2 months back

                                                        @RONAK AGARWAL listen, kdb is an awesome footballer and all that, possibly the most complete midfielder atm.. but ødegaard is a genuine football savant, every game he gains ground and he will be at the top of the hill in two years max.

                                                      • RONAK AGARWAL
                                                        RONAK AGARWAL  2 months back

                                                        @Chris Don't Miss You have no idea man how big a KDB fan I am . I will even defend him against Leo Messi supporters even though I know that he is the best player in the history of football.

                                                    • Michael Agyeman
                                                      Michael Agyeman  2 months back

                                                      KDB rodri de jong pjanic tielemens madders couple outstanding names

                                                      • Kujtim Terha
                                                        Kujtim Terha  2 months back

                                                        @BasketPlays Arthur and de Jong also

                                                      • BasketPlays
                                                        BasketPlays  2 months back

                                                        Michael Agyeman also arthur melo. Definitely a smaller name but he is making noise

                                                    • Michael Agyeman
                                                      Michael Agyeman  2 months back

                                                      Kdb rodri just a couple names that have been outstanding