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Top 5 ball-passers in the English Premier League 2016/2017 season

Top 5 ball-passers in the English Premier League 2016/2017 season

Chelsea are set to be crowned 2016/2017 English Premier League champions on Sunday, May 21, right after their against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were confirmed champions after defeating West Brom at the Hawnthorns on Friday, May 12.

Some names of the best passers in the EPL have been noted thus far in the season.

NAIJ.com has compiled a list of top passers in the Premier League so far this season.

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1. Cesar Azpilicueta - 2040

The Spanish defender has played all 37 games for Chelsea this season and has the highest number of passes in the League since the arrival of new boss Antonio Conte.

The 27-year-old has made 2040 passes so far with 87% completion rate.

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Cesar Azpilicueta.

2. Granit Xhaka - 1921

The Swiss midfielder is the best passer for Arsenal so far this season.

He signed for the Gunners just last summer and has played a key-role for them this season making 1921 passes with 89.18% completion in 27 appearances.

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Granit Xhaka.

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3. Paul Pogba - 1816

The £89-million-rated midfielder signed for Manchester United last summer making him the most expensive player in football at the moment.

The French star has made a total of 1816 passes with 84.94% completion rate for the Reds this season in 28 appearances.

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Paul Pogba.

4. Ander Herrera - 1815

Manchester United's player of the year has been instrumental to the Club's campaign this season.

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He was able to secure regular first-team action under new boss Jose Mourinho after spending two years at the club.

The Spaniard has made 1815 passes with 87.59% completion rate for the Reds this term.

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Ander Herrera.

5. N’Golo Kanté - 1783

The 2017 PFA player of the year moved from Leicester City to Chelsea last summer.

The French midfielder has arguably been the best player for the Blues since his arrival in the summer.

The 26-year-old has completed 1783 passes with 88.66% completion rate.

Checkout N'Golo Kante, 4 other top passers in the EPL this season

N'Golo Kante.

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