Premier League match-day 21 will be completed tonight when Manchester City hosts Liverpool at Etihad. Pep Guardiola knows a defeat against Jurgen Klopp might mean an advantage for the Reds in the title race. The visitors know this might be their biggest test so far this season. No matter how you look at it, for neutrals, it’s going to be a massive game. Today, as we wait to be entertained by the two giants, let us recognize best passers in the league so far.
5.David Luiz- 1,606 Completed Passes
Chelsea winger Willian believes the club do want to keep hold of David Luiz this summer, but the clubs policy of only offering one year deals to over 30’s is an issue for David Luiz.. don’t see this being resolved before the summer. Expect to see Luiz leaving this summer.. pic.twitter.com/x2hzPLbFXz
— Chelsea FC Updater (@cfc_writer) January 1, 2019
David Luiz is back in business at Stamford Bridge this season after a long hibernation under Antonio Conte. The Brazilian has played almost every game in 2018/19 so far. Maurizio Sarri has also made him a better passer of the ball. This season so far, he is ranked fifth with 1,606 completed passes.
4. Granit Xhaka- 1,653 Completed Passes
Arsenal midfield has done well so far this season. However, Unai Emery will be worried by his defense. The Gunners look open when opponents are attacking. However, the Switzerland international will be happy with how his numbers are looking so far this season. This is because despite not starting in a number of matches, he still leads the team passes completed table with 1,653 by game 21.
3. Antonio Rudiger- 1,717 Completed Passes
Maurizio Sarri passing game starts from the goalkeeper. Therefore, the central defenders must be good with the ball. This explains why Antonio Rudiger (1,717 Passes) and David Luiz are in this list when it comes to passes completed. It is also part of the reason why the likes of Gary Cahill can’t get a minute on the pitch.