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Premier League: Top 10 players you can trust in possession (1)

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Statistical analysis of Premier League football has exploded to unprecedented levels in recent seasons, with each and every possible attribute of top stars picked apart to decide if the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea can spend their massive budgets on better players.

Possession and passing accuracy is high on the agenda when ploughing through sheets of Pro Zone stats for managers, coaches and scouts, after all how can you expect to achieve anything at the highest level without keeping the ball?

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola's philosophy has put possession at the forefront of even casual fans minds, so much so that GMS has decided to find out who can be trusted with the ball more than any other player in the Premier League.

With a minefield of data available GMS has decided to use Squawka as the backbone of its findings, as the online football stats bible comes up with a 'Possession Score' which allows us determine if a midfield maestro like David Silva or instinctive demon such as Luis Suarez is the best player to make having the ball count.

Arsenal, United and City stars all make the top 10, but who is the undisputed master in possession across a marathon Premier League campaign? Click ahead to find out and please comment to have you say on findings that are sure to prove revealing!

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