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Jamie Redknapp Baffles Fans With His Top 10 Premier League Passers

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Jamie Redknapp Baffles Fans With His Top 10 Premier League Passers

Whenever you make a subjective list you know you're going to come under some criticism but Jamie Redknapp has really opened himself up to it with his list of the top 10 passers in Premier League history.

There's four types of article in life that are likely to cause you most grief from the commenting public, player ratings, a debate about which of Paul Scholes/Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard is better, anything that praises either Messi or Ronaldo and a 'best of' list.

If you are going to write one of these then you've either got to be open to having your every thought scrutinised in a way you never thought possible or try not to be too controversial, rate everyone at a ranking of between six to eight out of ten for example.


It doesn't matter who you say is better, you'll be wrong. Image not chosen because I prefer them to Gerrard, just so you know. Image: PA Images.

Jamie Redknapp has gone for the welcoming all abuse route by listing his personal top 10 of passers in the Premier League era and it's got a bit of an interesting look to it.

The former Spurs and Liverpool midfielder, turned Sky pundit, writing in his Daily Mail column named Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne as the number one saying:

"In Kevin De Bruyne we have a midfielder whose passing is on another level. His range is the best I have seen. The slide-rule pass to play in a team-mate, the cute reverse passes, the sweeping cross-field balls - there is nothing the Manchester City midfielder cannot do."


De Bruyne has been in superb form this season for City. Image: PA Images.

If that was a controversial selection then the rest of Redknapp's list also had people questioning him, with former City and West Ham midfielder Eyal Berkovic the biggest surprise:

1. Kevin de Bruyne.


2. Dennis Bergkamp.

3. Frank Lampard.

4. Cesc Fabregas.

5. Mesut Ozil.


6. David Silva.

7. Paul Scholes.

8. Eric Cantona.

9. Xabi Alonso.


10. Eyal Berkovic.

There's no Gerrard...

Needless to say fans weren't exactly impressed with Harry's son and his far from 'triffic list:

De Bruyne has been phenomenal this season, and he was pretty good for chunks of last term too, but to say he his the best passer of the Premier League era seems like it might be a slight overstatement, especially so soon.

Perhaps history will prove Redknapp to be correct but Berkovic over Modric, surely not?!

...and there's no Beckham!

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Jamie Redknapp, Kevin de Bruyne

Ryan Sidle
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