Although Barcelona may be evolving away from their usual pass-and-move style that they honed under Pep Guardiola, in the Premier League tiki-taka lives on.
With managers like Arsene Wenger, Brendan Rodgers, Andre Villas-Boas and Michael Laudrup all committed to carrying on the legacy of the beautiful game, it is no surprise that every single one of the top five passing sides in the Premier League have already completed well over 2,000 passes each in their opening five fixtures.
But which team are the true Premier League pass masters, and can rightly claim to be leading the way in the battle against the long ball so far this season?
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Stats courtesy of the Premier League