Premier League Top Players So Far | Top Scorers, Creators, Most Woodwork Hits & Fouls Conceded

Premier League Top Players So Far | Top Scorers, Creators, Most Woodwork Hits & Fouls Conceded

Welcome to our monthly article of Premier League’s Top Players! We take images from our members only Stats Centre to update you on how the players are performing. Seeing as there is no full fixture list until the weekend of the 23rd February (only Liverpool Vs Swansea on Sunday this weekend) we thought it was the best time to share these stats with you as the major changes will now take place in ten days time.

First up top strikers:

Top Strikers

Robin van Persie continues to sit at the top of the goal scorers list. He is one away from the first to hit twenty league goals this season unless Luis Suarez manages a hat trick on Sunday! Out of the five players below you can see that van Persie also has the worst clear-cut chance conversion converting only 38% of his clear chances. His Manchester United team-mates do create a lot of chances for him has he has had 32 clear-cut attempts, 8 more than Suarez, 15 more than Michu and double the amount Demba Ba has had this season (Chelsea & Newcastle combined).

Gareth Bale’s excellent form has seen him break into the Top 5 scorers – the most he’s scored in a season in the League. A comparison with Ronaldo at the same age can be found on the site here, where Bale matches up really well with him.

Premier League Top Scorers -13-02-13 - EPL Index

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Premier League Top Creators

No changes here – it’s the same top five from last month. Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez continue to switch places but they are far from catching Leighton Baines. Also Adel Taraabt is slowing gaining on David Silva. Juan Mata isn’t far off from this list on 62 chances – more on Mata below for clear-cut chances.

Premier League Top Chance Creators - 13-02-13 EPL Index

Leighton Baines reigns supreme for clear-cut chance creation too (creating sitters) as he has created 14. David Silva, Juan Mata and van Persie are all tied on 11 here whilst Mata has the most assists on the list – joint top in the Premier League with Steven Gerrard and Podolski.

Premier League Top Clear-cut Chance Creators - 13-02-13 EPL Index

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Top Passers

Unsurprisingly two Arsenal players in the Top Five. Top of the pops is Mikel Arteta who has managed to pass over 100 times on eight occasions this season the most in the League.

Premier League Top Passers - 13-02-13 EPL Index

 

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Most Fouls Conceded

We’re asked about this a lot on Twitter so thought we’d share these stats too. Fellaini concedes the most free-kicks followed by Grant Holt. Both of these players seem to be attempting the most aerial duels and the referee’s usually stop the play for cheap free kicks so maybe this statistic can be a little misleading. Mikel Arteta on this list is a little surprising!

Premier League Most Fouls Conceded - 13-02-13 - EPL Index

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Top Scorers | Top Creators | Top Passers 

Most Fouls Conceded | Most Woodwork Hits

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Top Woodwork Hits

Another question we are asked a lot – it’s Robin van Persie that has struck the woodwork the most this season. Note – no Liverpool players in the Top 5 this year!


Premier League Woodwork Hits - Top 5 - 13-02-13 EPL Index

Premier League Top Player Quick Navigation

Top Scorers | Top Creators | Top Passers 

Most Fouls Conceded | Most Woodwork Hits

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