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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Silva, Mata and Valencia, best passers in the Premier League

The Spanish midfielder David Silva of Manchester City was the player who gave more assists last season in the Premier League, followed by his compatriot Juan Mata, Chelsea, and Antonio Valencia, Manchester United.

The Spanish player 26, key in the right season of the team "citizen" in the English league, led the standings with 15 assists in 36 games, with an average of 0.42 per game.

The "21" of the City completed its second season in England following his move from Valencia in July 2010 by 37 million euros and showed their perfect acclimatization to a league as physical as the Premiership.

Silva was rewarded for his excellent season with its presence in the team of the year of the Premier League and managed the league title yesterday after the epic victory of City's 3-2 against QPR.

In second place in the classification assists are tied midfielder Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia end.

The Spanish gave 13 assists to his teammates in the 34 league games he played, with an average of 0.38 per game, showing their importance in the core of the team "blue".

Mata, 24, joined the group chaired by Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich from Valencia in August 2011 for 28 million euros and was named the player of the year last week for Chelsea.

Mata appears tied with Antonio Valencia, Villarreal and former player of Wigan, with 13 assists in 27 games and averaging 0.48 per game.

The Manchester United winger missed most of the season through injury but, in turn, showed his good form in the set of Alex Ferguson, who finished second in the Premiership behind its neighbors in the City.

The presence of Silva, Mata and Valencia shows the growing importance of technical players in the Premier League teams.

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