Figures prove it: Dembélé at the top

Mousa Dembélé is the one of the best defensive midfielder of the moment.

Mousa Dembélé © Belga Image

According to the International Centre for Sportstudies (CIES) must Mousa Dembélé only for Toni Duckweed (Real Madrid) and the thumbs.

Among other things Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona) and ex-Anderlechtmiddenvelder Lucas Biglia (AC Milan) scored less than Toni, Duckweed and Mousa Dembélé at the defensive midfielders.


The Swiss databedrijf the five biggest leagues examined. Only the players that are at least 45 minutes in the last eight league games have played, will be eligible. The ranking is drawn up on the basis of six different factors: accuracy, recovery, fit, what about spot’s, chances and long shots.

At the goalies is Thibaut Courtois the notable absentee in the top ten. Those who scores well is Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Alisson Becker (AS Roma) and Alphonse Aréola (Paris Saint-Germain).

Surprisingly enough, it holds with Kalidou Koulibaly an ex-Genkie the first place in the standings at the central defenders.

Midfield and attack

In the box-to-box players perform ex-following his departure to chelsea , Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) ranking. Marek Hamík (Napoli) and Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City) follow on the foot. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) with a score of 85.5, the sixth bite.

Of course, is Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) the best vleugelaanvaller. With a score of 93.7, he Liverpoolsensatie Mohammed Salah (89.9) and AC Milanvedette Hakan Çalhanoglu (88.8) far behind.

If the deep striker arrives, scores and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), as always, good. With Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) and Harry Kane (Tottenham) he gets good company in the top three. Our compatriots Dries Mertens (Napoli) and Eden Hazard (Chelsea) end up on the seventh and ninth place in the standings.

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