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In Wigan Athletic's unorthodox 3-4-3, the surprising choice of playmaker is the left-winger Shaun Maloney.
He's almost certainly nailed down the job now Victor Moses has moved on, and he makes Roberto Martinez's strange system even stranger.
The midfield duo, James McArthur and James McCarthy, fulfill a simple role in the centre of the park—receive the ball from the centre-back, spread it wide to the wing-back or playmaker.
Maloney has made the most key passes for his side so far this season (6), and if you take his sides's 2-2 draw against Stoke as an example, he received a whopping 50 passes from his team mates in an advanced position.
His team mates are always looking to bring him into play.