I played CM at some level and one way you can watch the level of one players is watching how often he looks to the sides, the more constantly they look around the best the player is. That tells you the players is watching constantly for teammates and the opposition. That they are thinking in future. Watching a player at 17 doing that so often tells a lot about him. Last player I watch doing that was Lampard and he has a very very high IQ in football and in real life.