Premier League 2016/17: Top 5 Attacking Midfielders


    The season hasn’t kicked off yet, but clubs have already made plenty of signings in the transfer window and on that note, some new talents will be on display in August. These players will join a league that already boasts some magnificent quality.

    Going into next season here are our best attacking midfield players, that are set to illuminate the league next term.

    These five players had an enormous impact on their respective teams’ form last season, and there is no reason why they shouldn’t repeat their antics in the fresh campaign.

    1 Riyad Mahrez

    Last season’s Premier League Player of the Year heavily contributed in Leicester’s title triumph with 17 goals and 11 assists. The Algerian international was lethal in tandem with Jamie Vardy, and it seems that the pair will stay at the King Power Stadium this year, despite interest from rival clubs.

    Mahrez, 25, won more Man of the Match awards than any other player last season (10), which goes to show just how instrumental he was.

    He can cover all three positions behind the striker, but tends to be more efficient when playing on the right flank as it gives him the freedom to cut inside and create chances as well as to get his name on the score-sheet.

    Dribbling and passing are arguably Mahrez’s major strengths, while his pace and quick decisions make him a real counterattacking threat. With no apparent weaknesses in his play (well, maybe his aerial abilities), Leicester’s man has to be considered as the best attack-minded midfielder in England at the moment.



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