In the 22 seasons that the Premier League has been running, many players have caught the attention for their outstanding skill and goalscoring prowess. Individual talents such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry stick in the memory, but as we all know full well, there is no 'I' in team.
Partnerships are formed all over the pitch, usually in pairs, with the likes of Vidic/Ferdinand, Cole/Yorke and Henry/Bergkamp stealing the headlines for their contribution towards title winning sides.
However, midfielders often find themselves right in the thick of it, with their duties in defence and attack meaning they are pretty much always involved. The midfield battle is always competitive, with tussles in the centre circle and running races out-wide, it is arguably the toughest third of the pitch.
So here is a list of the top five midfield units to have graced the Premier League and the reasons why they worked so well.
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