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Cast your mind back 10 years ago, England had the midfield options of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Michael Carrick and Gareth Barry. Now England have the likes of Jake Livermore and Lewis Cook for the picking. But who is England’s current best central midfielder?

With exclusion to the likes of Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Adam Lallana, as these players play far more attacking roles in the midfield. But the three players we look at are Jack Wilshere, Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson. Who is the best player, leader and in better form.

We start with Jack Wilshere, a former wonderkid that came through the Arsenal youth ranks, but in recent years he has been an inconsistent performer and has picked up the tag as an injury prone player. He has been selected for two major tournaments for England (World Cup 2014 and Euro 2016), but these call-ups were not justified by his performance, as he was injured for majority of the time before the tournaments. However this season he has shown glimpses of the promise he once showed as a youngster, however is it enough to make him a starter?

The Stats (2017/18)-in all competitions
Games: 31 (8 as a substitute)
Goals/Assists: 2/3
Pass Success %: 86.2
Tackles/Interceptions (per 90): 0.6/0.3
England Caps: 34 (2 Tournaments)

Moving on to Eric Dier. One of the only England player’s to play outside of Britain, Eric Dier brings something to the table that both Henderson nor Wilshere have, that is versatility. He is able to play as a ball playing centre back, a holding midfielder or a box to box midfielder. Since moving to Tottenham in 2014, it is sfae to say that he has been one of the many star performers in the squad. His only international experience coming from a disappointing Euro 16, Dier is one of the finest midfielders in the Premier League and has stepped up in European Competitions too. However he has very little international experience compared to the two. But will this matter?

The Stats (2017/18)-in all competitions
Games: 40 (2 as a substitute)
Goals/Assists: 0/2
Pass Success %: 85.3
Tackles/Interceptions (per 90): 1.7/1.3
England Caps: 24 (1 Tournament)

Having been given the mammoth task of succeeding the legendary Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, Jordan Henderson also acts as England’s captain, as Gareth Southgate still has not a picked a captain. A consistent yet quiet performer, Henderson is both overrated and underrated, a player stuck between mediocre and world class. He’s made the Liverpool armband his own, but seems a far cry from the previous England captains. Having starred in three major tournaments with England, he is the most experienced of the three, will Southgate look to him as his starting central midfielder?

The Stats (2017/18)-in all competitions
Games:b28 (3 as a substitute)
Goals/Assists: 1/1
Pass Success %: 83.6
Tackles/Interceptions (per 90): 2.1/1.2
England Caps: 37

Stats don’t lie, but who is England’s best central midfielder and who will be starting in Russia? In my opinion I would take Dier, he would control the midfield from the back and allow attacking players to express themselves and have freedom. He is the better player out of the three for club and has been for the past season or two.

127 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes until next game

Friday 23th of March 2018: Netherlands – England (Johan Cruyff Arena)

Tuesday 27th of March: Italy – England (Wembley)

England 0-0 Brazil


This game feels like a PL game, tbh. The action is zippy and end to end. We need a good midfielder though, Livermore ain’t it. Our defence and wings look decent. 

Now, I know, I know, we’re not the best team in the world. We’re the 12th, and it shows. But, but, BUT! I am so, so proud of this team. Drawing against the highest and second highest teams in the world? With a squad filled with inexperienced, young players and missing its best? THAT is a small victory to me. But we desperately need to get those goals, ‘cause our stats on that is DEPRESSING. Anyway, looking forward to March already!

mufchq:Rashford x Brazil Give them some time and patience, and…


Rashford x Brazil

Give them some time and patience, and you’ll see…

jordanshenderson:England vs Germany | 10.11.2017 The passing of…


England vs Germany | 10.11.2017

The passing of the torch…

jordanshenderson:Dominic Solanke’s first action in a senior…


Dominic Solanke’s first action in a senior England shirt sees him take the ball past three members of the best team in the world right now | 14.11.2017

When all anyone talks about was that ONE nutmeg by Neymar…

Our little babies, off to destroy people *sniffles*

Our little babies, off to destroy people *sniffles*

jordanshenderson:England vs Germany | 10.11.2017 also known as…


England vs Germany | 10.11.2017

also known as hugs nt 

England 0-0 Germany


The debutants did well. Congrats to Loftus Cheek for getting MOTM. 

As always, a lot to still work on. But also, lots and lots of positives. Drawing against the best team in the world (albeit only the “B”-team), (esp when we are currently 12th!) (and half the squad is injured!) is not bad. Not bad at all. Bring on number two in the world!

jacksbutland:England vs Germany (10.11.17) *shakes head*


England vs Germany (10.11.17)

*shakes head*