Premier League Creators
Leighton Baines becomes the first player to create 50 chances this season and it’s less than a third of the way through it so far. Last season’s top creators just managed to get over 100 chances created so Leighton Baines is on course to beat that by a long way.
The graphic below is dominated by players plying their trade on Merseyside. Two from Everton and Liverpool respectively with Santi Cazorla coming in second place with 38 chances created. Next we’ll look at assists and Clear-Cut Chances.
Top Premier League Assists
Juan Mata has assisted the most goals this season with 6. His team mate Hazard led the table with five since the first few weeks so it’s been a while since he’s been stuck on five. Mata though has been the form player for Chelsea in the last two months. Bryan Ruiz has also been very impressive in the last month or so for Fulham whilst Rooney hasn’t played much this season and still finds himself in the Top 5. Adam Lallana has been impressive this term too and finds himself in 5th place.
Premier League Clear-Cut Chances
[quote]A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.[/quote]
Juan Mata tops this list too and his team-mate Eden Hazard is also in the Top 5. Anthony Pilkington has been impressive here with 7 clear-cut chances created whilst Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure seem to create the major goal-scoring opportunities for their team too.
So Juan Mata is creating opportunities for his side that you’d expect Chelsea to score from – he’s been the top creative player this season really.
There are lots of other stats that can be sorted upon in the Top Stats area as shown above. We’ll move on to Most Possession Wins next (please use the Quick Links below or the page numbers below).
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