Gone are the days of long-ball football.

In this country in particular, there seems to be a conscious effort to adopt a more passing style of football, similar to that of reigning World and European champions, Spain.

There is no denying that the addition of Spanish players to the Premier League has significantly increased the quality of football, with teams such as Swansea, Southampton and more recently Liverpool attempting to adopt a 'tiki-taka' brand of football.

With a Spanish influence clearly making its mark on the Premier League, lets take a look at three of the best Spaniard to grace England's top tier. But do you agree? Leave a comment and let us know.

Juan Mata (Chelsea and Spain)

The 24-year-old hit the Premier League on August 21 and since his arrival, the diminutive Spaniard has been unstopabble. Many players have some success as an unknown before teams get wise, but Mata has excelled throughout his time at Stamford Bridge. Conducting everything from midfield, Chelsea's number 10 has been the the key to unlocking numerous teams, shown by his 14 goals already this season amongst a talented trio of players in Chelsea's attacking line.

Santi Cazorla (Arsenal and Spain)

This tricky little Spaniard joined Arsenal in the summer of 2012, and has shown us his class ever since. Relatively unknown on these shores prior to his arrival, Cazorla soon found his form in England, netting eight goals so far this season. His passing ability is mouth-watering, with the 28-year-old creative midfielder equally adept with his right and left foot. His low centre of gravity and surprising strength make him hard to knock off the ball, with Cazorla's only downfall being his lack of pace. That said, a player of this quality does not rely on such a trait, and the former Villarreal starlet is undoubtidly one of the signings of the season by Arsene Wenger.

David Silva (Manchester City and Spain)

Singing for City in late June, Silva's jinxing runs and sensational passing abilities soon took the blue side of Manchester by storm. Silva has scored 17 times since joining the Citizens and has been a driving force behind City's success. His importance was obvious when a drop in form during the mid-way stage of last season resulted in City suffering a similar dip, but some rest saw the 27-year-old midfielder return to top form in time to help City edge past bitter rivals Manchester United to clinch the league title.

 

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