Heroes and Zeros: Mahrez steals the show, Arsenal dominant

Date published: Tuesday 8th December 2015 10:48

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Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez once again topped the charts for the highest rated player of the weekend, while dominant Arsenal were also praised, but Connor Wickham and Jordan Ayew were among this week’s statistical strugglers of the week.

Mahrez was in blistering form as his hat-trick put Swansea to the sword 3-0 at the weekend and Leicester’s rise to the top of the table – coupled with surprise defeats for Manchester City and Tottenham – was the subject of our Monday Verdict.

The Algerian forward, who scored a perfect 10, was marginally better than a couple more foreign imports, with Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnatauvic’s figures underlining our opinion piece on how Stoke have added style to their substance this season.

Leicester may top the Premier League table, but it is West Ham, who remain on top of our Power Rankings after their remarkable form away from home this season saw them hold goal-shy Manchester United to 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

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

Mahrez – 10.0
Shaqiri – 9.11
Arnautovic – 8.78
McClean – 8.72
Boruc – 8.56

Most shots on target

Ighalo – 6
Mahrez – 4
Ramsey – 3
9 players – 2

Most successful dribbles

Bojan – 7
Brady – 7
Pedro – 6
Afellay – 5
Willian – 5
Shaqiri – 5

Most chances created

Puncheon – 6
Willian – 6
Ozil – 5
Hazard – 5
5 players – 4

Most touches

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Ramsey – 145
Ozil – 127
Flamini – 119
Naughton – 112
Monreal – 104

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)

Toivonen – 100% (15 passes)
Bellerin – 96.6% (58 passes)
Flamini – 96.3% (107 passes)
Tomkins – 94.7% (19 passes)
Monreal – 93.9% (82 passes)

Most aerials won

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Benteke – 12
Carroll – 10
Lovren – 7
Lucas – 7
Gestede – 7

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)

Pieters – 14
Naughton – 11
Smith – 10
7 players – 9
10 players – 8

Most defensive clearances

Britos – 13
Mori – 13
Bassong – 12
Bennett – 12
Delaney – 10
Jedinak – 10

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Carroll – 41.7% (24 passes)
Yedlin – 47.1% (17 passes)
Tadic – 47.6% (21 passes)
Cathcart – 50% (44 passes)
Olsson – 52.3% (23 passes)

Most unsuccessful touches

Wickham – 8
Mane – 6
Lukaku – 5
King – 5
5 players – 4

Most times dispossessed

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Jordan Ayew – 9
Bojan – 5
Cameron – 5
Lukaku – 5
Iheanacho – 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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