Quiz! Can you name the 50 highest passers in the Premier League this season?
Death by passing probably wouldn’t impress Shania Twain all that much (honestly, though, what would? Tell us, Shania), but today’s Premier League managers all want players who can look after the ball better than their predecessors.
It’s perhaps a sign of the times that eight of the top 11 players below are all defenders, who are effectively all entrusted to be the first attackers in their respective managers’ systems. Or, given how goalkeepers are considered these days, should that be second? Hmm.
We’ve long learned that possession doesn’t count for much if you can’t do anything with the ball, but regardless: these Premier League stars have found a team-mate successfully more times than their peers this season.
We’re slapping eight minutes on the clock for you to name the owners of these safe pairs of feet, then want you to tell us how you got on @FourFourTwo – the best scores will make it onto our daily leaderboard. Good luck!