The art of passing can be sometimes underrated but it is an essential aspect of the game. If you can pass the ball in the oppositions half more times than them it means that you are on top of the match and have a great chance of winning. The best players in the world are able to pass the ball more times in the opposition half than your typical footballer and are what sets them apart. The best betting sites for sports even now have options where you can bet on a number of successful passes a play will make in a match.
Below are the best passes in the opposition half in the EPL:
- Paul Pogba
Many have questioned that amount of money paid for Paul Pogba but he is actually delivering more than is perceived. He is the first ever player in the history of the Premier League to make 1,000 completed passed in the opposing team’s half. This campaign he has managed 1,029 and there are still plenty of matches to increase that figure.
- Jordan Henderson
In second place is Liverpool and England midfielder Jordan Henderson with 987 passes in the opposition half. It is no surprise why he is the captain as it is him that dictates the way the team is playing through his passing game.
- Mesut Ozil
Ozil is by far the best passer in the Arsenal team with 954 passes in the opposition half. He has bags of ability but many question his work effect including his own teammate. The German argues that his game is more than chasing other people down and he is the king of assists in the EPL to back up that claim.
- David Silva
If you were going to have a punt on which player made the most successful passes in the opposition half, Silva would be the favorite with most sports betting sites. So far this season he has managed 930 passes and has one of the best eyes in the game for spotting a deadly pass to rip defenses open.
- Eden Hazard
Last season Hazard was dreadful but he has hit form again this campaign. He is ranked fifth place with a total of 875 successful passes and he is one of the key reason why Chelsea are sitting top and the favorites with online sports betting sites to win the EPL.