Stats: Spurs ace the most accurate passer in the Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur's Etienne Capoue has rather surprisingly completed more passes than any other Premier League player so far this season.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Etienne Capoue has completed the most passes in the Premier League to date. 

Capoue has emerged as a surprising leader of the passing statistics in England's top-flight, after becoming an integral part of Mauricio Pochettino's side since the Argentine manager's takeover of the club. 

Pochettino has an ethos of slick passing based football and Capoue's statistics show the demands that he places on his players to retain possession. 

The Frenchman is typically noted for his defensive qualities and strength, and regularly filled in a centre-back last campaign, but it is his technical ability which has been most evident so far. 

It should be noted that Capoue plays in a deep-lying role, where he regularly has a 'safe' option available to him when searching for team-mates to pass to, but his figures are still eye-catching.

  PositionTeamAccurate PassFwd PassBackward PassAppearancesMins Played
Etienne Capoue MF Tottenham 392 109 41 5 436
Aaron Ramsey MF Arsenal 377 124 64 5 438
Gareth Barry MF Everton 363 159 38 5 450
Yaya Touré MF Man City 338 109 34 4 360
Morgan Schneiderlin MF Southampton 329 127 41 5 450

He has completed 15 more passes than his nearest challenger, Aaron Ramsey, and he has generally looked to move possession onwards to more creative outlets in his team when given the chance. 

Spurs have started the season in indifferent form, but Capoue seems to have benefitted more than most since Pochettino's arrival.

The 26-year-old rather struggled last year, his first in England, but he has been one of Tottenham's better performers during the campaign so far this time around.

Spurs have started the embryonic season in indifferent form, after an encouraging start.

Wins over West Ham United and QPR in the first two games raised expectations, but their displays since have fallen short of the standard required.

The side's major problem has been in forward areas, where they simply haven't taken enough of their chances to win matches. 

Capoue, though, has still managed to stand out despite their attacking problems and he will be looking to build on the impressive start to life he has made. 

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