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Top five midfielders to watch out for at Copa America 2024

Published at :June 19, 2024 at 1:06 PM
Modified at :June 19, 2024 at 1:07 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee

These midfielders are among the best in the tournament.

Copa America is about to kick off, and teams have started their preparations. While attacking talents often grab the headlines, the importance of a solid midfield cannot be overstated. Midfielders are often the unsung heroes who do the dirty work efficiently, allowing their attacking counterparts to flourish. Their role is to disrupt the opposition’s build-up with relentless pressing while creating chances for their team.

Players like Fede Valverde and Enzo Fernández have already established themselves as elite midfielders who play a major role in their team’s success. They break up opposition attacks through tenacious pressing and provide a creative spark going forward. Midfielders of this caliber can score outrageous goals from the edge of the box, winning valuable points for their teams.

While they may not always receive the plaudits they deserve, these hardworking midfielders are invaluable assets to any side.

Let’s look at the top five midfielders who could dominate in Copa America 2024:

5. Moisés Caicedo

Moisés Caicedo is a destructive midfielder who does the dirty work in the middle of the park to let others flourish. He had an incredible season at Chelsea after initially struggling to adapt to his brand-new surroundings. Once he got used to the team’s demands, Moisés Caicedo started to make the impact that was expected of him after a big money move from Brighton.

4. Alexis Mac Allister

Alexis Mac Allister has emerged as a crucial player for the national team after performing impressively for Alberceliste at the World Cup 2022. He also had a fantastic season with Liverpool making 33 appearances scoring five goals and assisting another five. Alexis Mac Allister played defensive midfield for the Reds for most of the season. He didn’t let the team down by helping them finish third in the Premier League. He will play a crucial role for the team along with Enzo Fernández. 

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3. Bruno Guimaraes

Bruno Guimaraes has experienced a tremendous rise in the national setup as he displaced Casemiro to become the number-one choice. He had a phenomenal season despite Newcastle’s underwhelming finish in the season. He scored seven goals and provided eight assists for the team.

2. Enzo Fernández

Enzo Fernández endured a mixed season with Chelsea after playing most of the season with an injury problem. Now that he is fit and firing he could prove crucial member of the national team as they look to retain their title. Fernández had a spectacular FIFA World Cup campaign helping the team win the trophy. His performance at the base of the midfield caught Chelsea’s eye who signed him in the winter transfer window. This season he made 28 appearances scoring three goals and assisting another two. 

1. Federico Valverde

Valverde had a remarkable season with Real Madrid as they won the La Liga and Champions League. He played a crucial role in scoring three decisive goals and adding seven assists.

Valverde is known for his persistence as he covers every inch for the team and doesn’t back down from taking on challenges. In addition to scoring goals, he can score a few peachers just outside the box. 

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