Having crossed the halfway stage of the Premier League over the festive period, here’s a look at the top passers in the league based on the total number of successful passes made by the players so far this season. (Stats Source: Squawka)
5. José Cañas (Swansea): 986
The Spaniard arrived from Real Betis this summer, and has been an important player for the Swans. Playing as a defensive midfielder, the Spaniard has been really impressive so far in his ability to cycle possession from his deep lying role just in front of the defense. Boasting a 91% passing accuracy so far this season, the Spaniard has already made more successful passes than he did in the entirety of last season at Betis. Almost 31% of his passes are backward passes, and only 2 of his almost thousand successful passes have been key ones, but he does boast an impressive 67.6 average passes per game.