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EPL stats: Which players have made the most number of passes in 2022-23 Premier League season?

The level of Premier League is so high that there are no easy games in it. Be it a team sitting at the top end or in the relegation zone, a club must play with the same intensity and focus. A team cannot drop their level against any side in the division or else they could be punished in a big way. With a lot of money being invested in the division, all the clubs are filled with quality players throughout their squad. Hence, any team in the English top flight is capable of hurting another on a given day.

In such a challenging scenario, it is difficult for a team to dominate games and maintain their standards consistently over a long period of time. Despite the difficulty level, there are some clubs that manage to maintain their consistency over longer periods. But in order to dominate possession throughout a game, the club must have players capable of holding on to the ball and distributing them properly even under pressure. It is those players who will be analysed in depth in this article.

Which player has made the maximum number of passes in 2022-23 Premier League season?

A surprising name is found at the top of this list. The player who has made the maximum number of passes in the 2022-23 Premier League season is Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk. He has made 2825 passes till now in the league campaign. The tall defender is a crucial part of the club’s setup. Sitting in front of the goalkeeper, a lot of passing moves of Brighton go through him. To his credit though Dunk has lived up to the team’s expectations quite well.

He is extremely calm with the ball at his feet and can handle the pressing game of the opposition quite well. He keeps hold of the ball impressively under pressure and circulates with aplomb. With Brighton building a lot of their passing moves from the back, it is not a surprise to see Dunk at the top of the list. It is also to be noted that Brighton play one of the most attractive brand of football in the league. The way they circulate the ball amongst their teammates and quickly move it forward is a treat to the eye. Dunk has benefitted a lot from their system and therefore is able to see plenty of the ball in every match.

Who are the other notable names in the list?

Manchester City holding midfielder Rodri is placed second in the table. He is not far behind from Dunk with 2799 passes. Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is slightly behind at the third spot, while Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes is at fourth. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Dias also have a place in this list. Check out the table below to find out which other players have made it into the standings for the maximum number of passes registered in the 2022-23 Premier League season.

Sl No.PlayerClubPasses
1Lewis DunkBrighton2825
2Rodri Manchester City2799
3Virgil van DijkLiverpool2363
4Gabriel MagalhaesArsenal2166
5Pierre-Emile HojbjergTottenham Hotspur2145
6Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool2032
7Eric DierTottenham Hotspur1978
8Ruben DiasManchester City1975
9Maximilian KilmanWolves1950
10Tim ReamFulham1902

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