Touch-tackling midfielders seem to have become a thing of the past in the Premier League, according to our landlord.
No-nonsense, hard-hitting midfielders such as Roy Keane and Patrick Viera are few and far between these days, with managers and players alike opting for what you would call more the ‘technical’ side of the game.
Although a rarity, some still exist. In the league today, the likes of Idrissa Gueye and N’Golo Kante spring to mind – 2 players that attracted much attention last season for their hard-fought midfield play at both Aston Villa and Leicester respectively.
The latter, Kante, earned himself a big money move to former Premier League Champions Chelsea, a club who have more often than not favoured hard-tackling midfielders more than any other Premier League club over the years.
The Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have drawn up a list of who they feel are the top 3 best tough-tackling Chelsea midfielders of all-time – do you agree?
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