The legendary Mousa Dembele ran Tottenham’s midfield for seven years, rolling over anyone in his way. The physically dominant Dembele was as robust as he was skillful. His silky smooth tight control helped him escape countless perilous situations. The Belgian baller effortlessly breezed by most midfield counterparts like they weren’t even there.
It’s hard to think of a central midfielder to don the Lilywhite as dominant as the former Belgian international.
He made 249 appearances for Tottenham and was highly rated by supporters and opposing players alike, many of whom claiming he was nigh on impossible to dispossess. The one knock on Dembele was his lack of offensive contribution. He scored just 10 goals and added 12 helpers during his seven years in north London.
Eriksen and Dembele’s rankings on this list are almost interchangeable, as the Dane arguably influenced proceedings as much as Dembele during his time at Tottenham. Though Dembele gets the sentimental nod, allowing him to nudge Eriksen down to fourth spot.