These ten stars have passed the ball more times per game than anyone else in Europe so far this season…
10) Jose Canas – Swansea – 73.7 passes per game
Swansea’s new Spanish midfielder sits deep and dictates play for Michael Laudrup’s fluid side.
9) Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus – 73.7 passes per game
The Italian stalwart defender rarely plays the ball long for the Serie Champions, and averages over 70 passes per game.
8) Dante – Bayern Munich – 74.3 passes per game
The Brazilian is the highest centre-half on this list, and under Pep Guardiola, he always plays the ball into the midfield instead of looking long.
7) Andrea Pirlo – Juventus – 74.8 passes per game
The elegant midfielder has all but lost his legs, but still has the technical attributes to control a game with his wonderful array of passing in the middle of the park.
6) Phillip Lahm – Bayern Munich – 75.8 passes per game
Lahm plays in such an attacking position for the German champions he is practically a winger, and links up with Bayern’s array of attacking stars at will.