PES 2020: 7 best midfielders (DMF, CMF & AMF) on the game – De Bruyne, Kante & more

These men will be running things in the middle of the park on Konami’s new killer game.

by Harry Jones

The stunning eFootball PES 2020 is now available to the general public, which means we’ve been able to get a good look at which players are rated the highest in this year’s game.

Here, RealSport looks at the seven highest-rated midfielders, looking specifically at DMFs, CMFs and AMFs.

1. Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 90)

Age: 28

Club: Manchester B (Manchester City)

Country: Belgium

Kevin De Bruyne tops this list almost by default after Lula Modric’s rating drop. He actually had an incredibly frustrating 2018/19, as a string of injuries denied him a regular run in the Manchester City side.

His lack of game time has essentially given Konami no reason to increase or decrease his ratings. He has, however, been on fire at the start of this season and is the early season favourite for Premier League Player of the Year.

2. Luka Modric (OVR 89)

Age: 34

Club: Madrid Chamartin B (Real Madrid)

Country: Croatia

If 2018 was Luka Modric’s peak, it was a pretty fine peak to have. After winning the Champions League, he took Croatia to the World Cup final, winning Player of the Tournament in the process, then became the man who finally broke Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s stronghold on the Ballon d’Or.

Modric’s recent form, like Real Madrid as a whole, has been far from rosy, explaining the two-point drop. Still, a rating as high as 89 depicts the wonderful player we saw in 2018.

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3. Sergio Busquets (OVR 89)

Age: 31

Club: Barcelona

Country: Spain

Barcelona’s big-money acquisition of Frenkie de Jong may be the first sign that they’re thinking about a future without Sergio Busquets.

De Jong is a fantastic addition, but Barcelona have no need to get ahead of themselves as Busquets is still the best in the world at what he does, combining defensive solidity with typical Catalan passing excellence. His rating rises two to 89.

4. N’Golo Kante (OVR 88)

Age: 28

Club: Chelsea B 

Country: France

Kante’s rating stays on 88. For a player that famously shies from the headlines, Kante had a controversial year in 2018/19, as debate raged throughout the season regarding which role he should play.

Frank Lampard’s arrival at Chelsea should mean that he’s back to his natural role, covering every blade of grass and disrupting play. His combination of pace and defensive prowess means that he’s a lot of fun to use in the game.

5. Paul Pogba (OVR 88)

Age: 26

Club: Manchester United

Country: France

A two-point boost seems generous considering that Pogba had a mixed bag of a season last year, showcasing what his best form in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s early days as Manchester United manager, but also playing shambolically under Jose Mourinho.

The Frenchman’s PES 2019 rating of 86, however, was harsh for a player that on his day is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

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6. Toni Kroos (OVR 88)

Age: 29

Club: Madrid Chamartin B (Real Madrid)

Country: Germany

The Real Madrid midfield of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro was considered the finest midfield in the world not too long ago, so instrumental in Real Madrid continual success in Europe.

Last season, it appeared that their power had faded a little, with both Modric and Kroos looking leggy. As a consequence, Kroos’ rating drops by two to 88. Still, he’s one of the finest midfielders in the world on his day.

7. Christian Eriksen (OVR 88)

Age: 27

Club: Tottenham WB 

Country: Denmark

Christian Eriksen gets a one-point boost after another fine season in North London, playing an important role in Tottenham Hotspur’s run to the Champions League final.

Spurs fans will be waiting with bated breath to see if he leaves in January or signs a pre-contract elsewhere. Their performances without him in the early part of this season underline how important his creative abilities are to the team.

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Harry Jones