Man City midfielder has made more passes than anyone this term

Yaya Toure

Manchester City's Yaya Toure has made more accurate - and total - passes than anyone else in the Premier League this season.

The Ivorian has flourished under Manuel Pellegrini's attacking style of play, enjoying a commanding role in midfield.

As such, Toure has made over 1,800 total passes, with almost 1,700 of those being accurate. Both tallies mean the 30-year-old blitzes the field in terms of competition.

NameTeamPosTotal PassAccurate Pass
Yaya Touré Man City MF 1,870 1,689

The only passers that come near Toure in the Premier League are either from Arsenal or Liverpool - with the exception of Gareth Barry, a Man City player on loan at Everton.

NameTeamPosAccurate PassTotal Pass
Mesut Özil Arsenal MF 1,216 1,384
Mikel Arteta Arsenal MF 1,204 1,306
Gareth Barry Man City MF 1,268 1,476
Steven Gerrard Liverpool MF 1,225 1,429
Jordan Henderson Liverpool MF 1,266 1,459

As Opta stats show, Steven Gerrard makes it onto the list of the top flight's best passers, while he is also joined by team-mate Jordan Henderson.

Barry, however, has both made more accurate passes and total passes than the Liverpool pair, while all three have made more than Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Mikel Arteta.

But it is Toure's passing that really rises above the competition.

NameTeamPosAccurate Long BallsSuccessful Final Third PassesFwd Pass
Yaya Touré Man City MF 119 417 552

A further look at the Ivorian's statistics show that he has made 119 accurate long balls this season, as well as 417 successful final third passes - no doubt playing his part in a huge number of goals in the process.

Of Toure's 1,870 passes, meanwhile, over a quarter have been played forward, with the 30-year-old always looking to push City forward when he can.

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