EPL Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Creators, Assists & Passers!

EPL Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Creators, Assists & Passers!

Welcome to our monthly edition of the Premier League’s top players. With Manchester United wrapping up the title against Aston Villa on Monday night the attention now turns to the battle for the Champions League places, the race for survival and which player will be crowned as the player of the year and young player of the year. As always you can use the buttons at the bottom of the page to navigate or use the Quick Navigation links to navigate between page.

Top Scorers

Robin Van Persie has now overtaken Luis Suarez in the race to be this season’s top goalscorer after a hat-trick against Aston Villa put him on 24 goals for the season, one more than Luis Suarez on 23. Luis Suarez will not be able to add to his tally this season after being banned for 10 games by the F.A for his bite on Branislav Ivanovic in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

Robin Van Persie’s next closest rival for the golden boot is Gareth Bale, who has added 2 goals to his tally this month putting him on 18 Premier League goals for this season – 6 behind the Manchester United striker. Bale is just ahead of Michu who has 17 goals this season and Christian Benteke who has notched an impressive 15 goals for a struggling Aston Villa team in his first Premier League season. Demba Ba has also scored 15 goals this season, but has not scored a Premier League goal since the last article.

Top Scorers so far 2012-13

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Most Assists

Juan Mata remains at the top of the assist table with 12 assists, 2 more than Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott who have 10 assists and 3 more than Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard, Lukas Podolski and Steven Gerrard who all have 9 assists this season. Juan Mata has 2 more assists since the last article, while Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott both have 1 more assist.

Out of these players Eden Hazard and Lukas Podolski have the most assists from open play (9), while Juan Mata has 8 assists from open play and Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney have 7. As well as having the most assists this season, Juan Mata has also created more clear-cut chances than any of these players (11) but is still a way behind Leighton Baines (18) who has created the most clear-cut chances this season.

Top Assists 2012-13 So far

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Most Creative Players So Far

Leighton Baines has led this category all season. How he was missed off of the player of the year shortlist is beyond us at EPLIndex.com.He’s already created 105 chances and it seems David Silva’s late surge to catch him may have been too late. Speaking of Silva he has the most impressive frequency of creating chances in the Top 5 creating chances every 24 minutes.

Steven Gerrard has the most assists out of the top 5 despite creating only 4 clear-cut chances. All of Luis Suarez’s chances created are from open-play whilst Baines creates the most from set-plays (60%). Santi Cazorla makes up the Top 5 and has a chance to move further up the list now that Suarez has been banned for 10 games.

Top Creativity 2012-13 so far

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Top Passers in the Premier League so far

Our Top Stats area allows us to filter on a specific number of passes so we’ve filtered on > 500 passes. We’ve then sorted the table with passing accuracy to see which players have been the most accurate passers so far in the Premier League.

No surprise to see the possession team based players in the list. Sung-Yueng Ki of Swansea tops the list with an accuracy of 92.5% – Scholes, Arteta, Mertesacker and Carragher make up the list.

Top Passing Stats 2012-13 So far

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Most Final Third Passes in the Premier League so far

Santi Cazorla leads the way for Final Third passes with a staggering 1124 passes in the oppositions final third so far. This represents 46.76% of his total passes this season – an impressive feat! The top 5 players on this list are a who’s who of creativity in the Premier League this season. Eden Hazard has the highest percentage of Final 3rd Passes – 54% of his passes are attempted in the Final 3rd.

Santi Cazorla is also the most accurate in the final 3rd completing 82% of his passes. Some players do not complete 82% overall but Santi is doing this in the most congested of areas on the pitch – the Final 3rd.

Top Final 3rd Passers

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Most Final Third Passes | Most Possession Wins

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Most Possession Wins in the Premier League So Far

Instead of analysing most Possession Wins we thought we’d make it a little different and use the frequency of possession wins to see which player is winning possession the most frequently.

Cheik Tiote comes out top of the list winning possession back every 9.82 minutes for Newcastle United. Mark Noble and Youssuf Mulumbu are tied in second place on 10.38 minutes per possession win whilst Joe Allen and Karagounis come in the final two places.

Out of the top 5 players shown below Mulumbu wins the ball most in the defensive third, Tiote in the midfield area and Joe Allen wins it most often in the Final 3rd of the pitch.

Top Possession Wins 2012-13
That’s all the stats we have for now – our next Top Players article will be at the end of the season where we will share many more stats with you to show which players were the best this season!

Top Players Quick Navigation

Top Scorers | Most Assists | Most Creative | Top Passers 
Most Final Third Passes | Most Possession Wins

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