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Nicolas Otamendi Breaks Cesc Fabregas' Impressive Premier League Record

Nicolas Otamendi Breaks Cesc Fabregas' Impressive Premier League Record

Nicolas Otamendi was deservedly named in the Premier League Team of the Season after a superb season for Pep Guardiola's title-winners - and he's also bagged his own personal milestone.

The Argentine defender, much improved this term, holds the record for the most successful passes made in a single Premier League season with 2092.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Cesc Fabregas was previously the passing king ever since Opta began collecting such data in the 2006/07 campaign. The silky Spaniard managed 2829 in 2015/16.

Otamendi has been a passing machine all season, with his ball-playing and possession-retaining abilities crucial to City's success.

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Manchester City's official website wrote the following about their centre-back breaking the record:

"The City centre-back (Otamendi), selected in the 2017-18 PFA Team of the Year, has registered 2,902 passes, which is more than any other player has managed since data began being collected in the 2006-07 season.'

"It eclipses the previous best of 2,829 set by Cesc Fabregas in 2015-16.'

"Given Otamendi has achieved his number with five matches still to play is remarkable and means he is on course to become the first player to break the 3,000 mark!"

The former Valencia and Porto man will almost certainly surpass 3,000 passes in the remaining games of the season in an achievement that will no doubt please his manager.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Chelsea, Pep Guardiola, Nicolas Otamendi, Cesc Fabregas, Premier League, Kevin de Bruyne

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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