Looking over WhoScored‘s player’s with the best passing accuracy in Europe’s top five leagues this season, there are a few usual suspects in the mix. However, there is also one player, from the Premier League, that nobody expected to be near the top.
Working from bottom to top, we take a closer look at who these names are, why they’re there and why that surprise figure has rated so highly.
5. Tony Kroos – Real Madrid
Pass accuracy: 92.2%
It was beggar’s belief that Bayern allowed him to move on last summer, but their loss was Real Madrid’s gain as he bedded in well to provide a creative spark from a deeper position. Cool, calm and collected, he never looked like giving the ball away and linked up well with the rest of the midfield to provide that deadly front free of Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo with ample scoring opportunities.