Heroes and Zeros: The stars and strugglers of matchday 26

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2016 10:48

Arsenal: Left it late to beat Leicester

Arsenal: Left it late to beat Leicester

A trio of Arsenal players recorded top statistics this weekend, while Crystal Palace goalscorer Emmanuel Adebayor had a shocker in defeat to Watford.

Arsenal recorded a crucial late, late win over 10-man Leicester to close the gap on the league leaders and the Gunners had three men who topped the most chances created, most touches and most aerials won stats.

Per Mertesacker also produced a passing masterclass, Nacho Moreal – guilty of giving away a penalty after fouling Jamie Vardy – had an influential afternoon at The Emirates.

Chelsea’s 5-1 hammering of Newcastle saw Willian and Pedro hit nine-plus ratings, while Eden Hazard’s evening at Stamford Bridge wasn’t quite as successful and Adebayor was dispossess eight times as Palace were sunk 2-1 at home by Watford.

Highest-rated players

Willian – 9.26

Pedro – 9.13

Deeney – 8.94

Coutinho -8.91

Can – 8.78

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Most shots on target

Long – 3

Giroud – 3

Mata – 3

Pedro – 3

Most successful dribbles

Moses – 5

Gueye – 5

Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5

10 players – 4

Most chances created

Özil – 6

Lennon – 5

Khazri – 5

Four players – 4

Ozil

Most touches

Ramsey – 128

Monreal – 120

Carrick – 116

Francis – 115

Barry – 112

Fabregas – 112

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)

Afellay – 97.3% (37 passes)

Fonte – 96.8% (31 passes)

A. Ayew – 96.7% (30 passes)

Mertesacker – 96.6% (59 passes)

Byram – 96% (25 passes)

Most aerials won 

Giroud

Giroud – 13

Jedinak – 12

Obiang – 9

Dawson – 8

Deeney – 7

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)

Gueye – 17

Behrami – 15

Kante – 13

Jedinak – 12

Three players – 10

Most defensive clearances 

Olsson – 18

Van Dijk – 18

Fonte – 13

O’Shea – 12

Collins – 12

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Dawson – 26.7% (15 passes)

Nyom – 39.3% (28 passes)

Klose – 40.6% (32 passes)

Antonio – 47.1% (17 passes)

Rondon – 47.4% (19 passes)

Most unsuccessful touches

Long – 5

Hazard – 5

Mutch – 5

Most times dispossessed

Adebayor – 8

Barkley – 6

Seven players – 5

Adebayor

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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