The premier league season is slowly sliding towards the end. Manchester City is officially the Champions this year and their City rivals Manchester United are fighting to finish second. Chelsea and Arsenal will have to plan about Thursday football once again if things don’t change soon. The relegation battle is also getting hotter every day. Today, our focus is best holding midfielders in the division this season. We will analyze then according to the number of tackles they have completed successfully so far.

5. Pablo Zabaleta- 88 Tackles

Manchester City outcast has finally found a new home in London called West Ham United. Pep Guardiola refused to renew his contract but the Hammers thought he still has two years in his locker. The return has been great so far despite lack of pace. The Argentine has made 88 tackles so far this season. David Moyes will appreciate that effort when he looks at the facts at the end of the season. The London side needs one more win out of five remaining to confirm safety in Premier League.

4.Dale Stephens- 93 Tackles

Brighton and Hove Albion have surprised everybody and silenced all their critics. The Pundits said Chris Hughton side will be relegated this season but that looks highly unlikely if they continue getting results. The newly-promoted side has collected 36 points in 34 matches to occupy 13th place on the table. Dale Stephens 93 tackles is part of the reason why they are doing very well. They are safe but one more win will be better to confirm it.

3. N’Golo Kanté- 102 Tackles

2017 PFA Premier League player of the year N’Golo Kanté is not having one of his best seasons but still, he has been immense for Chelsea this season. The French holding midfielder has completed 102 tackles this season so far. This means he is only behind Everton and Leicester City stars Idrissa Gueye and Wilfred Ndidi respectively.

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