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Alex Iwobi ranked Premier League’s best passer

Super Eagles and Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobi is officially the best passer of the ball in the Premier League, according to the league’s official website, premierleague.com.

The Nigeria international is also the joint-second player with the most assists in the EPL (five), along with Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva.

Iwobi has turned his career around at Everton and is currently their best player this season.

Iwobi put up a top performance against Crystal Palace on Saturday, making two assists in the Toffees’ 3-0 win.

In the entire game, he had 53 touches, three key passes, an 87% pass success rate, created two big chances, 13 final-third passes, and two successful long balls.

Defensively, the former Arsenal man had a 100 percent tackle success rate and four-ball recoveries to emerge as the Man-of-The-Match.The 26-year-old nephew of legendary Nigerian footballer, JJ Okocha, has made a total of 476 accurate passes this season alone, beating Arsenal duo of Bukayo Saka (352) and Gabriel Jesus (287), as well as Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (265) to the top spot.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor