The PL’s greatest passers, dribblers, tacklers and shooters to this point in 20-21
We’re now simply previous the quarter mark of the Premier League season, which is pretty much as good a time as any to take inventory because the desk begins to take form.
Most sides within the league have now performed 10 video games and whereas issues may nonetheless be fairly bizarre and sudden – West Ham and Southampton in fifth and sixth, we’re you – excellent people are rising.
Right here’s a glance via all of the completely different metrics to this point this season to see who stands out in every space. All stats come by way of WhoScored except in any other case specified – at all times discounting gamers to have performed fewer than 200 minutes.
Having performed each minute within the Premier League to this point this season, Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has performed probably the most passes of any participant within the league with 752 in complete.
However Chelsea’s Thiago Silva passes at a extra prolific price, averaging 103.1 passes per 90 minutes. The Brazilian can be prime when it comes to common move completion, joint with Man Metropolis’s Ruben Dias on 93.2%.
Unsurprisingly Man Metropolis’s help king Kevin De Bruyne tops the chart when it comes to key passes (the ultimate move earlier than a teammate shoots at aim) with 3.6 per 90 minutes.
Thiago Silva’s Defensive Consciousness & Passing underneath strain to interrupt the primary line of strain! pic.twitter.com/UwEdjvzndQ
— Nouman (@nomifooty) November 16, 2020
The identical mazy dribblers that brought about opposition defences so many points final season are sustaining the identical requirements in 2020-21.
Adama Traore tops the chart with 5.9 profitable dribbles per 90 minutes, adopted by Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin (4.4 per 90), Fulham’s Ademola Lookman (3.8) and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (3.7) with Jack Grealish of Aston Villa fifth (3.2).
Grealish set new Premier League information for fouls gained final season, however this season his previous childhood buddy James Maddison of Leicester Metropolis simply pips him in that regard, averaging 4.6 fouls gained per 90 in comparison with 4.4 for the Villa talisman.
Southampton’s Oriol Romeu has gained 37 tackles to this point in 2020-21, probably the most of any Premier League participant. Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante is prime of the charts for interceptions, 28 in complete.
Sheffield United’s Max Lowe hasn’t racked up fairly as many minutes, however of gamers to have made eventually 5 appearances he averages probably the most with 4.9 per 90 minutes.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba commits probably the most fouls per 90 minutes (4.1), whereas Leeds United’s Mateusz Klich has dedicated probably the most in complete (23).
22mph operating with the ball 😱
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 12, 2020
Leeds striker Patrick Bamford leads the charts for complete pictures (40), another than Harry Kane, whereas Bruno Fernandes has tried his luck from exterior the field probably the most typically with 18 long-range efforts.
High scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin evidently has a watch for poaching, having managed to get probably the most (9) pictures away from contained in the six-yard field, another than Kane.
Bamford additionally leads the league for particular person non-penalty anticipated objectives (xpxG – by way of Stats Bomb) – 7.2. In contrast to final season within the Championship, he’s about par when it comes to his precise objectives scored – seven.
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