We are almost halfway through the Ligue 1 season, and the winter break is looming. Time for praise, then.
Apart from the obvious names like Thiago Silva, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Hatem Ben Arfa, there have been some more-unexpected great performances this season in France's top flight. Here are the top five outstanding performers so far in Ligue 1:
Lassana Diarra | 30 | Midfielder | Marseille
No one saw this one coming, for sure. For 15 months, due to a conflict with former club Lokomotiv Moscow,...