The 2014-15 Premier League season is underway, and so is one of its first great debates.
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, made sensational passes, which created goals for their respective teams in the Premier League’s opening round of games.
The assists turned heads around the soccer world for the flawless technique and accuracy with which both providers delivered them. For days, fans and commentators have described them with endless superlatives, but some are arguing over which was the better, or more perfect, pass.
On Sunday, Henderson set up Raheem Sterling with a 40-yard, defense-splitting pass, which the Liverpool forward ran onto and slotted past Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster to put the Reds up 1-0.
On Monday, Fabregas registered an assist for the ages when he made a one-touch pass from the top of the Burnley penalty area that landed at the foot of teammate Andre Schurrle, who tapped it past goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Both goals were decisive moments in Chelsea’s and Liverpool’s opening-day wins, and Fabregas and Henderson are basking in deserved praise for their vision and passing ability.
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