Henderson tops touches stats; Ozil & Sterling struggle

Date published: Tuesday 22nd November 2016 12:14

Sterling, Coutinho, Henderson & Ozil: Mixed news on the stats front

Sterling, Coutinho, Henderson & Ozil: Mixed news on the stats front

Arsenal’s dramatic escape at Man Utd is highlighted by the struggles of two of their key performers, while Liverpool may feel further cause for frustration when they see their dominance of the ball in the draw at Southampton.

The Gunners pulled an unlikely draw out of the bag on Saturday thanks to Olivier Giroud’s late header – and our analysis immediately after the match described the clash as showing Arsenal have the “mettle of champions”.

Sunderland’s 3-0 thumping of relegation rivals Hull saw three of their players make the top-five rated performances of the week, while at the other end, Liverpool lost top spot despite their domination at Southampton.

It is Chelsea, however, who took over in top spot after their hard-fought victory at Middlesbrough Рour write-up after the game giving credit to Antonio Conte and Victor Moses.

 

Highest-rated players

Anichebe – 9.33
Antonio – 9.06
Pickford – 8.72
Mata – 8.68
Defoe – 8.57

Most shots on target

Sigurdsson – 3
Martial – 3
11 players – 2

Most successful dribbles

Eden Hazard: Could be heading for the Chelsea exit

Adama Traore – 12
Hazard – 7
Antonio – 6
Sterling – 6
3 players – 5

Most chances created

Charlie Adam: Midfielder has a year left on Stoke contract

Adam – 5
Hazard – 5
Capoue – 5
4 players – 4

Most touches

Jordan Henderson: A divisive yet under-appreciated figure

Henderson – 112
Coutinho – 108
Livermore – 105
Clyne – 104
Vertonghen – 102

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)

Glen Johnson – 100% (16 passes)
Matic – 97.1% (68 passes)
Hendrick – 95.7% (47 passes)
Marney – 95.5% (67 passes)
Azpilicueta – 95.2% (83 passes)

Most aerials won

Peter Crouch: Has struggled for opportunities at Stoke City

Crouch – 10
Benteke – 10
Anichebe – 8
Matip – 8
Mustafi – 8

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)

Pieters – 14
Gueye – 13
Cabaye – 12
4 players – 9

Most defensive clearances

Nathan Ake: Mobbed by Bournemouth team-mates

Ake – 15
Reid – 14
Kone – 14
Fernandez – 14
Rojo – 12

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Benteke – 32.3% (17 passes)
Deeney – 38.5% (26 passes)
Crouch – 38.9% (18 passes)
Bony – 43.8% (16 passes)
Bertrand – 45.2% (31 passes)

Most unsuccessful touches

Mesut Ozil: Went missing at Old Trafford

Ozil – 5
Rondon – 5
Mahrez – 5
11 players – 4

Most times dispossessed

Raheem Sterling: Enjoying his football under Guardiola

Sterling – 6
Ramsey – 5
King – 5
Mane – 5
7 players – 4

 

All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com, where you can find yet more stats, including live in-game data and unique player and team ratings. You can follow all the scores, statistics, live player and team ratings with the new free-to-download WhoScored iOS app.

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