Match Day 16 is complete in the Premier League and as we edge closer to the half way point we thought we’d give you an update on some of the very interesting stats from our Stats Centre’s Top Stats Area. In this short article we’re going to look at the number of clear-cut chances that strikers have faced this season – we’ll let you know which players have faced the most and their conversion rates. We’ll also be looking at total chances created but also how often players are creating these chances in open play or by set play. A few other areas we’ll cover include Total Possession Wins, Most Fouls won and conceded. So let’s get to looking at the Top 5 players from all of these areas!
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Below is a screen grab from our Stats Centre’s Top Stats Area and it’s Robin van Persie that has been presented with the most clear-cut chances by his team-mates – a total of 16. Unfortunately his clear-cut chance conversion is only 31% – Manchester United would be even further ahead at the top of the Premier League had RVP converted more of his chances. Surprisingly Luis Suarez’s conversion rate for clear-cut chances is better than van Persie’s at 43%. For the Top 5 players who have had the most clear-cut chances it is Demba Ba with the best conversion rate on 45%. Arouna Kone and Olivier Giroud perform poorly here with 23% and 17% conversions for chances that are pretty much sitters. Both Wigan and Arsenal could have done with these chances being converted!
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