Premier League season is ninety-five percent done with only five matches remaining to play. Manchester City has lifted their third League title. Top four battle is almost a done deal because the gap between Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea is 7 points. It will take a serious collapse for the three teams behind City for the Blues to finish in Champions League places. The relegation battle is where the fight will continue until the final game of the season. Today, we want to look at five players with most passes completed so far in the League.
5. Nemanja Matic- 2,386 Passes
Manchester United fans will be pleased with Nemanja Matic first season at Old Trafford. The Serbian arrived last summer from Chelsea. Antonio Conte wanted Bakayoko because he was younger as compared to Matic who was 28 years then. However, the move backfired and it Jose Mourinho who is laughing now.
The holding midfielder has been one of the most consistent players since his arrival. He has completed 2,386 passes to emerge fifth best in the League. He has played every game in the Premier League and 44 in total in all competitions.
4. Kevin De Bruyne- 2,401 Passes
Manchester City power this season has come from the kind of talent they possess in midfield. Kevin De Bruyne has been a kilometer away from his peers this season. The Belgian is one of the five players shortlisted for PFA Player of the year. The Belgian has assisted 15 goals and created many more to help his side lit Premier League and Carabao Cup double. He has completed a total of 2,401 passes so far.
3. Fernadinho- 2,601 Passes
Pep Guarcentre-back to recover the ball immediately after losing it and that needs teamwork. However, you need a committed defensive midfielder to achieve that even more easily. Manchester City has Fernadinho to do the dirty work in the middle of the park. The Brazilian quality and consistency give David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne space to do the attacking job on the other end of the pitch. As a result, the box-to-box midfielder has completed 2,601 passes so far this season.