What do Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all have in common? Apart from a lot of money, fans from across the globe and seasoned managers, they all possess that special kind of player - the playmaker - more specifically, the Spanish playmaker.
Cazorla, Silva, Mata and Fabregas are all terrific players, becoming regulars for their clubs and earning 307 international caps between them, but the question is: who is the best?
4 - Juan Mata
It's hard to choose between four such fantastic players, but unfortunately, someone had to come in at last place. On current form, Mata would probably be higher up in the list, certainly above Fabregas, but across the course of his career he hasn't influenced teams as much as the other three.
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When at his best he can be as good as anyone in the league, the problem is for Mata, he seems to depend on having other good players around him. Whenever a big game comes around, Mata never has the impact that the fans would expect - which is possibly why he's not received as many caps for Spain as the other three.
3 - Santi Cazorla
When you see a player as physically lacking as Santi Cazorla, you know he must be an extraordinary player to dominate the Premier League like he does. Cazorla lacks pace, height and strength - he solely relies on his superb technical ability and razor-sharp mind to dictate every game he plays.
He has embraced Arsenal's fluid style of football, becoming the heartbeat of all their attacks since he was moved to the middle of the midfield last January; it's no coincidence that Arsenal's form greatly improved after that tactical switch. Since his arrival in North London, he has more assists than any other Premier League player in that time period - with each assist prompting that catchy tune from the Arsenal supporters.
2 - Cesc Fabregas
It's hard to ignore Chelsea's current form when compiling the list, but Fabregas' career deserves some recognition. He was Arsenal's youngest ever captain; whisper it around the Emirates, but he was also one of their greatest ever midfielders.
Now at Chelsea, he is finally getting the medals and trophies his performances warranted. Much like Cazorla, he isn't the most physically imposing player - but he can boast two qualities which set him apart - incredible vision and pinpoint accuracy in his passing. With those two attributes, no wonder we witness his assist record rising.
1 - David Silva
In terms of pure footballing ability, David Silva is arguably the most talented player the Premier League has to offer. Whenever Manchester City play, regardless of their opponent, Silva is the best player on the pitch.
Even for rival fans, it must be a joy to watch Silva in action - he is quite simply a magician with the ball at his feet. His touch and control are immaculate, but what sets him above the rest is his speed of thought - Silva is always one step ahead of the rest. That's why he gets the goals and assists that he does.
In current form and considering the lack of world-class alternatives, David Silva is probably the best number ten in the world. He has the chance to prove his quality for Spain in next summer's Euros; luckily for Spain, however, if Silva doesn't perform then they always have three other playmakers to rely on.
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