Many of the usual suspects have continued to impress in the middle of the park this season, but there have also been some surprise stars.
Here’s who we think have been the 10 best midfielders of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign so far…
Aleksandar Mitrovic may be in the spotlight, but Joao Palhinha has played an equally important role in Fulham’s start to the season.
He quickly established himself as a key player in the heart of midfield, excellent at both ends of the pitch. £20m already sounds like a bargain.
Many top clubs were interested in Ruben Neves before the start of the season, and that queue is only going to get longer given his start to the season.
He remained as good as ever on the ball, making some lewd good passes, and looked much better defensively, even doing a fine job as a centre-back against Manchester City.
Manchester City fans may have feared that after not getting the transfer to Barcelona he wanted, Bernardo Silva’s level would drop, but there are no signs of that happening.
With two goals and three assists in five starts, he is still going strong.
With Manchester United missing Frenkie de Jong, it looked like they were missing a deep playmaker, but Christian Eriksen made the role his own.
Deepening after starting the season as a false nine, the Dane led the show for his new team, launching a host of attacks and creating various chances.
After a decent 2021/22 campaign, Martin Odegaard has, like his team, taken it up a notch this season.
The highlight was his brace against Bournemouth, but he was hugely impressive in almost every game.
Three of his four goals may have come from the penalty spot, but that doesn’t take away from Alexis Mac Allister’s start to the season.
In a hugely impressive Brighton side, he stood out as one of their best players and should therefore be part of Argentina’s World Cup squad.
Tottenham have had a great start to the season and that’s as much to Hojbjerg as anyone.
He played a key role in attack and defense, scoring twice and protecting his backline perfectly.
Few players have had as much criticism as Granit Xhaka of late, and few have silenced them with such emphasis.
Benefiting from greater attacking freedom, he was a revelation, securing three assists and a nice goal.
Few would have expected the 31-year-old Pascal Gross to look better than ever this season, but he did.
He was on fire in the final third, getting three goals and two assists, and quickly establishing himself as one of the best in the league.
There isn’t much to say about De Bruyne that hasn’t already been said. He’s just really, really, ridiculously good.
With six assists to his name already, he is on track to break some records in this department.