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.
be "But he carved out that defensive midfielder
role for himself.
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.