Who were the best midfielders in March? Gerrard, Hazard and more

Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Hull City, Liverpool and Newcastle United stars all feature.

The midfielder are the heartbeat in any side. They protect the defence as well as creating chances for the strikers to score.

There were plenty of standout performances last month with Steven Gerrard producing a superb display for Liverpool in their win at Old Trafford while Eden Hazard continued his good form in Chelsea colours.

We’ve assessed the best performers in key areas throughout March.


Steven Gerrard Liverpool MF 4 5 427
Yaya Touré Man City MF 4 4 328
Jonathan De Guzmán Swansea MF 3 5 368
Jordon Mutch Cardiff MF 3 5 354
Ross Barkley Everton MF 2 5 224

There was nothing to split Gerrard and Yaya Toure in March in terms of goals. Gerrard gets the mention today as he’s helped Liverpool maintain a position few expected them to be in at this stage of the season.

Goal Assists

PlayerClubPosGoal AssistAppsMins
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool MF 2 5 297
Tom Huddlestone Hull MF 2 5 442
Nemanja Matic Chelsea MF 2 5 450
Kevin Mirallas Everton MF 2 3 174
Jordon Mutch Cardiff MF 2 5 354
Eden Hazard Chelsea MF 2 5 450

There’s nothing to separate the top performers in this category but Coutinho gets a mention because he got back into the rhythm of good form as soon as Brendan Rodgers inserted him back into the Liverpool starting side.

Accurate Crosses

PlayerClubPosAccurate CrossAppsMins
Tom Huddlestone Hull MF 19 5 442
Stewart Downing West Ham MF 14 5 422
Ahmed Elmohamady Hull MF 12 5 450
Robert Snodgrass Norwich MF 9 5 405
Christian Eriksen Spurs MF 8 3 262

Huddlestone is a surprising name to find at the top of this list because he’s predominantly a central player. He’s been in great form for the side this season, after bagging the goal which allowed him to cut his hair earlier in the campaign.

Interceptions Won

PlayerClubPosInterception WonAppsMins
Mile Jedinak Crystal Palace MF 14 5 450
Leon Britton Swansea MF 13 5 447
Youssuf Mulumbu West Brom MF 13 4 360
Steve Sidwell Fulham MF 13 5 450
Mikel Arteta Arsenal MF 12 5 450

Jedinak has made it very difficult for opposition sides to move the ball freely through Crystal Palace’s midfield. He’s got stuck in at an important stage of the season, which has helped to give his team the edge in important games.

Accurate Passes

PlayerClubPosAccurate PassAppsMins
Cheick Tioté Newcastle MF 337 5 450
Leon Britton Swansea MF 328 5 447
Mikel Arteta Arsenal MF 327 5 450
Gareth Barry Man City MF 298 5 450
Jordan Henderson Liverpool MF 288 5 450

No player has been more accurate in terms of possession than Newcastle’s Tiote. He’s protected possession superbly, helping Newcastle to consolidate inside the top half of the table.

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