Who was the Premier League's most accurate passer in 2014?

Manchester City, Everton, Arsenal, Southampton, Liverpool, Chelsea and Stoke City stars all feature.

One of the basics that any side needs to master to control games is being able to dictate possession. The best way to do that is to have several players who are calm and composed in terms of passing, protecting the ball under pressure but also driving sides forward.

Here are the top ten players with the most accurate passes in the Premier League throughout 2014.

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Yaya Touré MF Man City 2,342 34 2,753
Gareth Barry MF Everton 2,061 35 3,042
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 1,973 36 3,006
Morgan Schneiderlin MF Southampton 1,901 32 2,759
Steven Gerrard MF Liverpool 1,900 37 3,089
Nemanja Matic MF Chelsea 1,871 35 2,984
Steven N'Zonzi MF Stoke 1,766 36 3,059
Martin Skrtel DF Liverpool 1,758 36 3,240
Steven Davis MF Southampton 1,746 37 2,975
Jose Fonte DF Southampton 1,721 37 3,330

The main man in terms of accurate passes in the Premier League for 2014 was Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. His imposing frame and ability to play effectively in defence and attack meant he was an outlet in a variety of situations for the club.

A player City let go is next up, with Gareth Barry second on the list for Everton. He’s been superb over the past calendar year in terms of how he passes out from the back as a key influence in front of the Toffees defence.

Santi Cazorla was the most effective passer for an extremely talented Arsenal side. His stats are remarkable considering passing is one of the main elements that Arsene Wenger brands onto his players and he deserves praise because of it.

Morgan Schneiderlin has shown why Southampton are so keen to keep him away from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, while Steven Gerrard has been in great form as Liverpool captain, despite variety in the way Brendan Rodgers has been using him.

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