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Ten Best Deep-Lying Playmakers On The Planet: Chelsea Ace Cesc Fabregas 3rd & Liverpool Legend Xabi Alonso 2nd

Ten best deep creative players in the world right now.

The always excellent fanatix has compiled its list of the world’s best ‘deep-lying playmakers’…

This term refers to a midfielder who often plays in his own half, but controls tempo, dictates possession, and starts attack from deep with a range of passes.

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In contrast to a defensive midfielder (like Nemanja Matic or Sergio Busquets), these players focus on creating chances rather than winning back possession and breaking up opposition play.

How accurate is the list, in terms of the world’s best…?

10) Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Gerrard might be higher in the list if he hadn’t started the season so poorly…  Still, his range of passing from inside his own half is mesmeric.

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