There are a number of attributes needed to be a quality central midfielder and a team’s success can lie within the players in the middle of the park.
The Championship is blessed with a number of quality central midfield players and sometimes these players go under the radar with fans and the media.
Strikers score the goals while goalkeepers and defenders keep them out, but the midfield’s importance can sometimes be ignored when a team is successful.
Central midfielders need to be able to perform their defensive duties and then switch the play from defence to attack and more often than not, teams tend to play with two or 3threecentral midfielders as many managers see the position as where games are won and lost.
Midfielders tend to go for big price-tags and that’s because they are an essential part of the side.
Here are the top FIVE best central midfielders in the Championship…..
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