Heroes and Zeros: Aguero, Alexis and Payet among stars

Date published: Wednesday 7th October 2015 11:15

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Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez were among the statistical stars of the weekend, with Daniel Sturridge and Cameron Jerome among the strugglers.

Manchester City reclaimed the lead at the top of the Premier League table on the back of a thumping 6-1 win over Newcastle – and it’s no surprise to see Sergio Aguero’s five-star show taking the plaudits.

Previous leaders Manchester United slipped down to third place on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal, where their star man Alexis Sanchez also shines in our stats for the second successive week.

Southampton added to Chelsea’s woes with a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, and the damage could have been far worse if the referee had been on his mettle in this game, with our Ref Review panel claiming both the Premier League champions and Liverpool – held 1-1 at Everton – both beneficiaries of poor decisions.

Here, WhoScored.com look at the players that played the biggest roles for their teams over the weekend – and those that were more of a hindrance than a help…

 

Highest Rated Players

–       Sergio Aguero – 10

–       Kevin de Bruyne – 10

–       Alexis Sanchez – 9.61

–       Wilf Zaha – 9.36

–       Sadio Mane – 9.35

Alexis Sanchez Antonio Valencia Arsenal v Manchester United TEAMtalk

Most Shots on Target

–       Sergio Aguero – 5

–       Glenn Murray – 4

–       Christian Eriksen – 4

–       Yannick Bolasie -4

–       Two players (Vardy & Mitrovic) – 3

Christian Eriksen Swansea v Tottenham TEAMtalk

Most Successful Dribbles

–       Wilf Zaha – 9

–       Micah Richards – 7

–       James Morrison – 6

–       Santi Cazorla – 5

–       Georginio Wijnaldum – 5

Wilfried Zaha

 

Most Chances Created

–       Dimitri Payet – 7

–       James Milner – 4

–       David Silva – 4

–       Moussa Sissoko – 4

–       Robbie Brady – 4

Dimitri Payet

Most Touches

–       Michael Carrick – 114

–       Bastian Schweinsteiger – 110

–       Cesc Fabregas – 108

–       Idrissa Gueye – 102

–       Cesar Azpilicueta -101

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Best Pass Completion (excluding goalkeepers/ 15+ passes attempted)

–       Cheick Tiote – 100% (18 passes)

–       Mamadou Sakho – 97.5% (40 passes)

–       Brede Hangeland – 97.4% (39 passes)

–       Micah Richards – 96.3% (27 passes)

–       Matteo Darmian 95.8% (24 passess)

Cheick Tiote: Newcastle United midfielder currently out injured

Worst Pass Completion (excluding goalkeepers/ 15+ passes attempted)

–       Cameron Jerome – 38.1% (21 passes)

–       Salomon Rondon – 38.9% (18 passes)

–       Danny Simpson – 45.5% (22 passes)

–       Marc Albrighton – 47.4% (19 passes)

–       Jefferson Montero – 50% (22 passes)

Cameron Jerome Norwich v Bournemouth TEAMtalk

Most Aerials Won

–       Troy Deeney – 8

–       Robert Huth – 7

–       Steve Cook – 7

–       Jordan Amavi – 7

–       Six players – 6

Troy Deeney

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)

–       Cesar Azpilicueta – 12

–       N’Golo Kante – 10

–       Brendan Galloway – 10

–       Aaron Ramsey – 9

–       Chris Brunt – 9

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Most Clearances

–       Russell Martin – 13

–       Brede Hangeland – 12

–       Toby Alderweireld – 12

–       Robert Huth – 11

–       Martin Skrtel – 11

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Most Unsuccessful Touches

–       Odion Ighalo – 6

–       Jefferson Montero – 5

–       Manuel Lanzini -5

–       Jonathan Walters – 4

–       Steve Davis – 4

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Most times dispossessed

–       Daniel Sturridge – 6

–       Sergio Aguero – 5

–       Romelu Lukaku – 5

–       Sadio Mane – 5

–       Eight players – 4

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All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com, where you can find 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 their new free-to-download app.

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