Heroes and Zeros: Lukaku shines, Hazard back on form

Date published: Tuesday 24th November 2015 10:58

Romelu Lukaku: Can get among the goals again

Romelu Lukaku: Can get among the goals again

Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez were among the statistical stars of the weekend, with Memphis Depay, Martin Skrtel and Dele Alli, surprisingly, among this week’s strugglers.

Everton striker Lukaku has been in form this season and on Saturday became only the fifth player in Premier League history to score 50 league goals before their 23rd birthday as the Toffees swept struggling Aston Villa aside 4-0.

And the stats certainly recognised his two-goal display, with the Belgian scoring a league high 9.29 rating – narrowly ahead of team-mate Ross Barkley and Leicester duo Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.

There was also a rare league victory to celebrate for Jose Mourinho this weekend as the Blues eased their relegation fears (!) with a narrow 1-0 win over Norwich. The win was earned thanks to Diego Costa’s goal, but it was the return to form of Hazard that will have most pleased Blues fans; the Belgian revealing a chat with Mourinho helping him return to his best form.

Statistically speaking, it was a good afternoon for Arsenal, with Sanchez, Santi Cazorla (despite his late penalty miss, which our Ref Review described as a ‘gift’) and Mathieu Flamini all impressing, despite their 2-1 defeat at West Brom.

The Gunners loss allowed Manchester United to leapfrog them in the table after a 2-1 win at Watford; a game in which Louis van Gaal’s side got themselves out of jail, according to our article. Depay, despite his opening goal, was amongst the weekend’s strugglers, with the Dutchman making a weekend high of eight unsuccessful touches.

Spurs and England hero Alli, who was dispossessed six times, was another of the weekend’s strugglers.

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


Romelu Lukaku: Scored 50 PL goals before the age of 23

Lukaku – 9.29
Barkley – 9.16
Mahrez – 9.05
Kante – 9.03
Kane – 8.92

 

Most shots on target

Harry Kane

Kane – 4
Firmino – 4
5 players – 3

 

Most successful dribbles


Eden Hazard: Has improved since chat with Jose Mourinho

Sanchez – 11
Hazard – 9
Zaha – 6
Dembele – 5
J. Ayew – 5
Mahrez – 5

 

Most chances created

Marko Arnautovic: Enjoys playing away from home with Stoke City

Arnautovic – 6
Hazard – 5
Mahrez – 5
7 players – 4

 

Most touches

Santi Cazorla: Missed penalty for Arsenal at West Brom

Cazorla – 143
Fabregas – 123
Barry – 115
Ozil – 105
Mori – 104

 

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)


Arouna Kone: Striker put Sunderland to sword with hat-trick

Kone – 100% (23 passes)
Flamini – 95.9% (49 passes)
Arteta – 95% (20 passes)
McCarthy – 95% (60 passes)
King – 95% (20 passes)

 

Most aerials won

Kurt Zouma: Celebrates his headed winner

Zouma – 8
Walters – 7
Mertesacker – 6
Sagna – 6
Ulloa – 6
Dummett – 6

 

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)


Wes Hoolahan: Battles with N'Golo Kante

Kante – 16
Anita – 14
Fuchs – 11
Milner – 10
Reid – 10
Moreno – 10

 

Most defensive clearances


Younes Kaboul

Bartley – 15
O’Shea – 14
Kaboul – 13
Coates – 11
5 players – 5

 

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Martin Skrtel celebrates scoring Liverpool's fourth at Man City.

Skrtel – 50% (24 passes)
Wickham – 50% (22 passes)
Britos – 53.8% (52 passes)
Shawcross – 54.2% (24 passes)
Ulloa – 55.2% (29 passes)

 

Most unsuccessful touches

Memphis Depay: Impressed up front for Manchester United

Depay – 8
Ulloa – 5
Sanchez – 5
Sakho – 5
Lanzini – 5

 

Most times dispossessed

Dele Alli Mauricio Pochettino

Alli – 6
Sissoko – 5
Arter – 5
Son – 5

 

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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