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THE anarchic nature of our 6-2 win against Sunderland was perhaps best summed up by the fact that the Toffees' defensive midfielder, Gareth Barry, was the standout player.
They may look to a new goalkeeper in January but they could do with a solid defensive midfielder.
ARSENAL could have defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin (below) available again following a knee problem for tonight's Champions League clash against Olympiacos.
Neither is a specialist defensive midfielder in the mould of Cheick Tiote (pictured left) NEWCASTLE United's limp and lifeless performance at Upton Park was all too familiar to the 2,200-strong travelling Toon Army.
ROY KEANE Title wins: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 01, 03 Helped shape the idea of the perfect defensive midfielder, with his mighty performances for Manchester United.
Galatasaray coach Hamza Hamzaoy-lu, therefore, will be missing a good number of his key players in KasympaE-a due to injuries, including striker Goran Pandev as well as defensive midfielder Felipe Melo, who underwent successful hernia surgery last month.
Every Arsenal supporter will tell you that the club is one centre-back, one defensive midfielder and a goalkeeper away from becoming the real deal.
The Blues are eyeing another defensive midfielder if John Obi Mikel completes a likely switch away in January, and this Spain star could add quality competition for places.
They'd benefit from a strong defensive midfielder sitting in front of the backline.
Wing–half Young would be regarded these days as a defensive midfielder yet he scored 141 goals for Raith in 611 games.
City is also interested in Mangala's team-mate Fernando; a defensive midfielder nicknamed 'The Octopus' because of his leggy playing style.