THE BEST PASSER OF THE BALL THIS SEASON ISN’T POGBA, SILVA OR DELE ALLI. SURPRISINGLY, IT’S A CHELSEA DEFENDER

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If asked the player with the most completed number of passes this season, you’d be tempted to give it to a midfielder in the mould of Paul Pogba and David Silva.

However, Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta actually holds the record for the most completed passes in the Premier League this season, with 1,777 of his attempts reaching a team-mate.

Antonio Conte’s three-at-the-back formation has allowed the Spaniard the opportunity to venture forward and his 85.64 percent pass accuracy is also proof of that.

Data courtesy of EA Sports reveals that Azpilicueta has made the most completed number of passes this season, and is 5th in terms of passing accuracy in the Premier League this season.

Jordan Henderson and Paul Pogba closely follow, with N’Golo Kante 5th on the list.

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