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Premier League: Who is the best playmaker?

David Silva - best playmaker in the league? (©GettyImages)
David Silva - best playmaker in the league? (©GettyImages).

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil was widely regarded as one of the best playmakers in La Liga, if not the world. Having made the move to north London, the likes of David Silva and Juan Mata now face genuine competition for the title of the Premier League's most creative player.

Here, GMS Academy member Nevo Nahmias looks at the top three playmakers in England's highest division - but who comes out on top...?

Juan Mata

The former Valencia player hasn't had a lot of chances to play under Jose Mourinho so far this sesaon but there is no doubt that he is one of the best players in the world.

Mata was a vital part of Chelsea's last two seasons, in his only appearance this season he had 95.5% pass completion. Last season, he found the net 20 times and only Fernando Torres (22) scored more goals than him.

Mata made 95 chances for his team last campaign and had the most assists too (12).

David Silva

David Silva's Manchester City is far from what it was like at Valencia - but unlike Mata he played three games and kept his place on the teamsheet.

Silva and City can be happy that the Spanish international has an average pass rate of 65 per game and 83.3% pass completion, but last season he had the same pass completion as Mata (87%).

Silva created 104 chances for Manchester City in a disappointing season and made 17 accurate through balls, just behind Santi Cazorla (30) in the Premier League.

Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger's new signing may have faced weaker opposition than Silva and Mata but you can't question his skills when it comes to attacking.

Ozil played less minutes than both Silva and Mata and made 92 chances, 24 of them were clear cut chances.

Just like Silva, Ozil made 17 accurate through balls and was able to make 13 assists last season.

The biggest player that will miss Ozil next season is Cristiano Ronaldo - Ozil and Ronaldo were prolific last year.

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