Top Passers, Creators, Tacklers & Scorers in the Premier League So Far

Top Passers, Creators, Tacklers & Scorers in the Premier League So Far

With twenty-three matches played by all twenty clubs we thought we’d check our Stats Centre’s Top Stats area and share some of the stats from it. We usually give Top Scorers lists but these can be found anywhere – instead today the first image below will show you the best mins per goal value for players that have played at least 450 minutes in the Premier League.

No surprises that Javier Hernandez is top of the list, impressively, averaging a goal every 74.63 minutes, Edin Dzeko is second on 97.8 minutes and Robin van Persie is third on 102.56 minutes. Frank Lampard and Romelu Lukaku aren’t names that you’d expect on this list but they’ve been impressive with their goal tallies this season in the short amount of time they have played.

Another statistic rarely shared is the percentage of goals scored outside the box. This time we’ve filtered players out so that only those that have scored 10 or more be shown in this list (there are nine players to have got to double figures this season) and it’s Luis Suarez who has scored 4 goals from outside the box – 25% of his total tally. The other four players have scored 85% or more within the 18 yard box.

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No real change in creativity then as Leighton Baines continues to top the charts with 77 chances created and it’s Luis Suarez that is now trying to catch him on 64. The players behind Baines have interchanged a lot over the last few weeks dependant on their opponent difficulty, for example Luis Suarez didn’t create many against Manchester United at Old Trafford but created six at home against Norwich City.

A lot closer on the clear-cut chances front with Baines still leading but Mata 2nd on 11 and three other players on 10 could all go to the Top very quickly. As shown in the Lucas Podolski & Walcott article yesterday – Lucas Podolski has now created the most goals in the Premier League after his hat-trick of assists against West Ham on Wednesday.

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As Yaya Toure has been away on International Duty we now have a new leader for most passes this season: Michael Carrick. Carrick has attempted 1762 passes and he has a strong list of midfielders for company – Mikel Arteta, Yaya Toure, Santi Cazorla and England’s Captain Steven Gerrard. Out of the five Michael Carrick has passed forward the most and back the least!

Another interesting stat below is the Total Through Balls (passes that lead to players being one on one or clear on goal) and Santi Cazorla has attempted an impressive 39 of these (found a team-mate 38.46% of the time too) – almost double that of his closest rival Yaya Toure.

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We usually cover possession wins but this time thought the Top Tacklers should feature and it’s Morgan Schneiderlin that has attempted the most tackles – 90 in total with an impressive 76.67% of them won. Out of the Top 5 it’s Geoff Cameron that has the best tackle win percentage of 78.21%. Geoff Cameron is also impressive winning 72.34% of his aerial duels which is the highest of the list below.

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Mins Per Goal / Goals from Outside Box | Top Creativity Stats | Top Passers | Top Tacklers

All of the stats from this article have been taken from the Opta Stats Centre at EPLIndex.comSubscribe Now (Includes author privileges!) Check out our new Top Stats feature on the Stats Centre which allows you to compare all players in the league & read about new additions to the stats centre.