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VOTE NOW: Goal Ultimate 11 powered by FIFA 19 - Who is the best defensive midfielder in the world?

6:21 AM EDT 11/3/18
أفضل ارتكاز دفاعي في العالم
We want to know who is the best defensive midfielder in the game currently

We at Goal.com have teamed up with the gaming series FIFA 19 to identify the top 11 players existing in the game today.

Join us in the poll sponsored by FIFA 19 and vote for your favorite defensive midfielder below but before that here is a quick snippet on some of the players:

N'Golo Kanté:  A player that is as electric as it gets. His ability to cover the ground, moving constantly day-in and day-out has earned numerous applauses from colleagues and opponents alike. A lower center of gravity often gives him the upper hand during battles in the center of the pitch. Overall FIFA 19 rating: 89

Nemanja Matić: Apart from his ability to look up the field and pass a ball through Matic is known for his defensive involvement. As an intelligent player, he does not have the pace to cover the pitch as his ex-Chelsea compatriot does but his ability to fill in the spaces is what is important. Overall FIFA 19 rating: 86

 

Fernandinho: The only player on the list who better is known as a box-to-box midfielder has cemented himself in the very role thanks to his superior able to break-up attacks and more importantly someone the like of Silva and de Bruyne can depend on as they focus on the offensive end. Overall FIFA 19 rating: 86

Sergio Busquets: While the Spaniard is notorious for his on-pitch theatricals, let it be known that he is the core member of the triangular nature of what defines the Culés.  Overall FIFA 19 rating: 88

Carlos Henrique Casimiro:  The Brazilian's positioning and distribution continues to improve at a faster speed. His approach to the game is characterized by these three words - structural, organizational and technical. Overall FIFA 19 rating: 88