Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and southampton stars all feature on the list. There were some standout midfield performances
in the Premier League last season but who was the best passer, protecting possession effectively
during the key games? We’ve taken a look at the most accurate passing
player in the Premier League last season, excluding
defenders for all of those back passes back to the
goalkeeper. Club Pos Accurate Pass Apps Mins Yaya Touré Man City MF 2,255 35 2,927 Mikel Arteta Arsenal MF 1,982 31 2,407 Steven Gerrard Liverpool MF 1,908 34 2,900 Gareth Barry Man City MF 1,871 32 2,849 Cheick Tioté Newcastle MF 1,824 33 2,764 Michael Carrick Man Utd MF 1,817 29 2,413 Steven N’Zonzi Stoke MF 1,787 36 3,041 Jordan Henderson Liverpool MF 1,764 35 3,128 Samir Nasri Man City MF 1,738 34 2,498 Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton MF 1,722 33 2,766 Yaya Toure tops the list with more accurate passes
than any other player last season, which is fitting
considering Manchester City won the Premier
League title. article continues below The key characteristics linked to Toure’s game are
based around pace and power but in this case he
showed good touch when City were forced to play
a more patient build up and passing game. It shouldn’t be a major surprise to see an Arsenal
player second on the list considering the passing
game that Arsene Wenger likes his team to play. Arteta protects the ball well in a holding midfield
role, using his solid technique to get the better in
that area over having a more aggressive defensive
game. Liverpool’s captain also deserves a big mention
because he was arguably the most complete
midfielder last season. He dropped into a deeper role when Brendan
Rodgers asked him to and he pushed forward to
support the attack in the same way he has done
throughout his Liverpool career.


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