10 10 4. Martin Skrtel – 90.42 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The heartbeat of Liverpools constantly shifting backline, Skrtel has been a constant for boss Brendan Rodgers and we can see why. Not only an experienced defender, Skrtel is perhaps better with the ball at his feet than people give him credit for even if a lot of his passes are sideways. 10 9. John Terry – 89.44 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The evergreen John Terry remains a calming influence at the heart of Chelseas defence and is a major reason for their solid backline. The Blues captain has also played a role in possession retention, completing over 89 per-cent of his passes. 10. Antonio Valencia – 89.30 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – To kick things off is Manchester Uniteds Antonio Valencia. The Ecuador international has become a regular fixture in the Red Devils starting XI, operating primarily as a full-back or wing-back. As such, he has seen a lot of the ball this season, resulting in a lot of passes. 6. Juan Mata – 89.65 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Spaniard is enjoying perhaps his best spell in a red shirt and with a pass completion rate of 89.65 per-cent, we can see why. 10 7. Ki Sung-yueng – 89.57 per-cent completion rate– Click the arrow to see who is number one – Arguably one of Swanseas unsung heroes this season, Ki has certainly done a job for the Welsh club. A largely unassuming figure, he has played a role in chance creation and ball retention. 3. Fernando – 91.37 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Fernando has faced criticism for his performances at times this season, but one area that cannot be brought into question is his ball retention. The Man City midfielder boasts a very good pass completion rate of over 91 per-cent. 10 10 8. Morgan Schneiderlin – 89.51 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Southampton star remains one of the most sought-after midfielders in the Premier League and with overall passing statistics of 89.51 per-cent completion rate its proof that he isnt just a tough-tackling bruiser. 5. Samir Nasri – 90.09 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Its difficult to stand out in a team full of stars, so it says quite a bit about Samir Nasris ability and character that he features so prominently in this particular list. 2. John Stones – 91.55 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Without a doubt one of the finest, young defenders in English football, its easy to see why so many people rave about John Stones. One facet of his game that stands out is his passing ability, with the Everton star successfully completing 91.55 per-cent of his passes this season. 10 10 You’ve got to have the ball to score goals, so ball retention is incredibly important to the modern game.But which Premier League players are the best at keeping it? We decided to find out by consulting Opta’s player performance index to pick out the 10 most accurate passers in the top flight this season.To ensure a fair result, we only include players to have made a minimum of 500 passes.Click the arrow to see who is number one… 10 10 1. Mathieu Flamini – 91.71 per-cent completion rate – Perhaps a huge surprise at number one in the shape of Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini. The Frenchman may have lost his place in the first team to Francis Coquelin, but as can be seen here, whenever he does feature, his passing is exemplary.