Best defensive mid in the league

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  1. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Well-Known Member

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    Having seen the best player in the league, ever, Tiote, get red carded...

    Who do you think is the best defensive midfielder in the league? They don't have to be purely defensive players - Arteta for example is a more attacking midfielder who has settled very well in a defensive role.

    1. Yaya Toure
    2. Fellaini
    3. Lucas Leiva
    4. Arteta
    5. Javi Garcia/Parker/Diaby/Carrick - unsure

    Opinions?
     
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  2. Skylarker

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    WTF <laugh>
     
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  3. Skylarker

    Skylarker PL High Commissioner

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    On a serious note...

    Top 2 in order for me are:

    1 - Yaya Toure
    2 - Lucas Leiva
     
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  4. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Well-Known Member

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    Haven't you listened to Newcastle fans? Tiote invented tackling.
     
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  5. Skylarker

    Skylarker PL High Commissioner

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    I know they're obsessed with him.

    Admittedly he had one great season a couple of seasons ago - since then pretty average to be fair. ****ing dirty player too <ok>
     
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  6. Flappy Flanagan (JK)

    Flappy Flanagan (JK) Well-Known Member

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    Lucas and Toure. But Toure is better in an attacking role.
     
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  7. InBiscanWeTrust

    InBiscanWeTrust Rome, London, Paris, Rome, Istanbul, Madrid
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    Toure is proably the best all round CM in the league at the moment - When he get's going his a monster.

    Obviously Lucas will be up there but putting him aside, I thought Mikel has done well for Chelsea in the few games I've seen of him, breaks up play and then leaves it to Mata/Hazard/Oscar to do all the pretty stuff. Sandro looks ok as well.

    Tiote, not too sure on him. Had a decent first season but like Cattermole seems to get booked/sent off way too much to be a dependable DM.
     
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  8. Klopp's Mannschaft

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    Parker's the best 'last ditch' defensive mid. Ie, he's too **** to cut out the danger early so has to charge back and make a last gasp tackle or block at the edge of the area.

    Toure is over rated. He's sloppy in possession the times I watch him and if he didn't make the 3/4 surging runs forward each game (which Gerrard has been doing for the last 12 years), people wouldn't mention him. He also gets outmuscled by Lucas every time they match up...not so much of a physical beast really.

    Lucas WAS the best, but he's got to come back from a long period of not playing and no one's sure if he'll get back to where he left off.

    Fellaini is ****.

    Tiote is good, but dirty. I rate him higher than parker.

    Carrick is ****.

    Diaby's been good when I've watched him and I like Arteta too. Mikel is doing a good, under rated job atm for Chavski also letting the other players get forward.
     
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  9. SJD

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    Its Lucas no doubt in my mind..
    And as a few others have said best all-round is Yaya Toure by a country mile!
     
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  10. BCR

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    Tiote and Cabaye are the best. <ok>
     
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  11. Lucaaas

    Lucaaas Well-Known Member

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    Toure is alright but he seems to have one lung bursting run then goes missing for a considerable chunk of time. And he's better off the striker rather than in the centre of midfield

    I would go with:

    1. Arteta

    2. Allen

    3. Ramires

    4. Cabaye

    5. Sandro

    Pretty much. Not much options to be fair, so had to pick some central midfielders like Cabaye & Ramires.
     
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  12. BCR

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    But Tiote scored the 4th goal against Arsenal in the 4-4 draw? That makes him numero 1 fellas.
     
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  13. Lucaaas

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    Not to mention the HILARIOUS jokes about him being hard. They are so funny, original and witty. AWESOME.

    And what about Danny Simpson? Better than Glen Johnson BY MILES.
     
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  14. BCR

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    *Still waiting for a bite, a nibble, something! <laugh>
     
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  15. Not even a season. He scored a very good goal with his swinger <ok>
     
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  16. DayDoDoeDontDayDoe

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    Think Toure and Fellaini are the best when they play there , but TBH they dont often play there, Id say Lucas is 3rd best

    To Spearings Manshaft , totally disagree about Fellaini, hes a f**kin TOP player, noticed hes missing 2day for the blues, hopefully he is v us next week too
     
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  17. Felliani is superb further forward but is not as good as DM IMO. Still very good, just better further forward. Same goes for Yaya Toure but he's still the number one for me <ok>
     
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  18. Lucaaas

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    Fellaini is basically Andy Carroll with an Afro and better technique. Don't get the hype personally.
     
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  19. Toela65

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    Lucas on top form is the best defensive midfield destroyer in the league.

    The problem is none of us know what level of player he will be when he returns.
     
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  20. 666 Tash 666

    666 Tash 666 Well-Known Member

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    Of course, the best time to judge a player is when he's just been sent off.

    Great ****ing logic here guys <ok>

    But you make your crappy little lists and stick Tiote right at the bottom, because it means he'll stay with us and we like it when our players are under rated.
     
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