Surprise name leads top 10 Premier League dribblers

Football fans love players who score goals, but don’t we all also adore to watch guys that show off their creative skills, providing us with the best dribbles? Off course!

Therefore, let’s take a look at the Premier League players who have registered the most successful dribbles per game this season (only counting players who have appeared in at least 10 league matches), using WhoScored.

hazard chelsea

10. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 

He might not be the player he was last season for the Blues, but Hazard has not lost his dribbling touch. The Belgian has registered 2.5 successful dribbles per game, while attempting 4.2 per game. Pretty solid result for Hazard, despite his dip in form.

9. Dimitri Payet (West Ham)

The Frenchman has been somewhat of a season sensation since joining the Hammers from Marseille in the summer. Like Hazard, Payet sits at 2.5 successful dribbles per game. However, he leads the Belgian here as he has attempted 0.1 dribbles less on average, meaning he has registered less unsuccessful dribbles.

cazorla arsenal

8. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

The Gunners have missed their Spanish playmaker since he was ruled out due to a knee injury back in December 2015. However, in just 14 league appearances, Cazorla proved why he’s so valuable, registering 2.6 successful dribbles on a total of 3.2 dribbles per game, meaning his success rate is huge.

7. Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

Martial has hit the net 11 times for the Red Devils, but has also proven to be an active dribbler in his first Premier League season. The 20-year-old sits at an average of 2.7 dribbles. However, there’s a small note to make, as Martial has attempted 6.1 dribbles per game, which means he has registered more unsuccessful dribbles compared to his successful ones…

epa04751841 Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (L) in action with Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie (R)  during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at the Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, 16 April 2015.  EPA/PETER POWELL DataCo terms and conditions apply  http://www.epa.eu/files/Terms%20and%20Conditions/DataCo_Terms_and_Conditions.pdf

6. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)

The Eagles have not won in 2016, which might have something to do with missing Bolasie. The 26-year-old has only recently returned from a calf injury and has been important for his club with his skills, as he has registered 5.3 dribbles per game, of which 2.7 have been successful.

5. Mousa Dembele (Tottenham)

The Belgian is another player with 2.7 successful dribbles per game so far this season. However, Dembele attempts just three on average, meaning he sits at only 0.3 unsuccessful dribbles per game.

EPA

4. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

In absence of Cazorla, Sanchez has tried to pick up the slack for Arsenal. The Chilean has not performed as expected as of late, but has registered 2.9 successful dribbles per game this season, on a total of 5.3 dribbles per game.

3. Rihad Mahrez (Leicester)

Also Mahrez has attemped 5.3 dribbles per game, but the Leicester star has been a bit more successful at it, registering 3.2 successful dribbles per game. Adding to his case as the league’s best player, while the Foxes are racing towards an improbable Premier League crown.

barkley everton

2. Ross Barkley (Everton)

The Toffees are not having the season they expected to have, but Barkley has been one of their sparks all season long. The midfielder has scored eight goals and sits at 3.3 successful dribbles on a total of 5.3 dribbles per game. No wonder he has also provided seven assists so far.

1. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

However, no one tops Zaha when it comes to dribbling this season, as the Eagles winger has registered an astonishing 3.8 successful dribbles per game. Admittedly, the 23-year-old has also attempted the most, by far, leading the league with 7.4 dribbles per game.

Related posts

Leave a Comment