Premier League: Most Possession Wins
The view from our Top Stats area below shows you which players are winning possession back for their teams the most. The usual suspects exist in the list with Joe Allen, Youssuf Mulumbu, Mikel Arteta, Obi Mikel and Mark Noble in the Top 5. It’s Joe Allen that impresses (despite being off colour in the last few games for Liverpool) winning possession back for Liverpool every 10 minutes. On average he also loses possession every 10.8 minutes but as you can see this is the best figure out of the Top 5 with Mark Noble losing possession every 5.16 minutes.
Joe Allen also wins possession back in midfield every 17.7 minutes which is more than any of the other Top 5. Youssuf Mulumbu tops the possession wins in defensive third winning the ball back every 19.29 mins whilst Mikel Arteta wins the ball back once every two games in the attacking third which is the best out of the Top 5 also.
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