Heroes and Zeros: Sterling stars, Origi struggles

Date published: Tuesday 20th October 2015 11:10

Raheem Sterling: Scored a hat-trick for Manchester City at the weekend

Raheem Sterling: Scored a hat-trick for Manchester City at the weekend

Georginio Wijnaldum and Raheem Sterling were among the statistical stars of the weekend, with Divock Origi and Adam Lallana among the strugglers.

Manchester City retained their slot at the top of the table thanks to a barnstorming 5-1 win over Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium, while Arsenal continued their pursuit with a hard-fought 3-0 win at Watford.

Manchester United returned to form with a surprisingly straight forward 3-0 win at Everton, while Jurgen Klopp’s first match in charge at Liverpool ended in an unmemorable 0-0 stalemate at Tottenham.

We discussed Klopp’s immediate impact at Liverpool in our new Monday Verdict feature, while our Ref Review panel felt West Brom were among the Premier League sidese to benefit from dubious decisions during their 1-0 home win over Sunderland.

West Ham continue to lead our Power Rankings after an impressive 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, while Chelsea ended their poor run with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa and Newcastle finally claimed a win after four-goal Wijnaldum inspired a 6-2 win over Norwich on Sunday.

The weekend’s action concluded with a 1-0 win for Stoke at Swansea in Monday Night Football.

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
Georginio Wijnaldum
Wijnaldum – 10
Bony – 10
Sissoko – 9.96
Sterling – 9.37
Milner – 9.35

 

Most shots on target
Jamie Vardy: Leicester City striker in great form
Wijnaldum – 4
Bony – 4
Vardy – 4
Sterling – 3

 

Most successful dribbles
Anthony Martial: The league's Player of the Month
Martial – 7
Navas – 6
Sissoko – 6
Lanzini – 6

 

Most chances created
Mesut Ozil: Form called into question by Lothar Matthaus
Ozil – 6
Payet – 6
7 players  – 4

 

Most touches
Manuel Lanzini: Celebrates his crucial strike for West Ham
Cazorla – 121
Lanzini – 104
Jagielka – 102
Sagna – 100

 

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)
Ashley Williams: Swansea captain never the subject of official Liverpool bid
Williams – 97.6% (82 passes)
Schneiderlin – 97.2% (71 passes)
Gosling – 96.9% (32 passes)
Sigurdsson – 94.7% (19 passes)
Coquelin – 94.4% (72 passes)

 

Most aerials won
Rudy Gestede
Gestede – 12
Bony – 9
Skrtel – 8
S. Fletcher – 7
Zouma – 7

 

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)
Mousa Dembele (l): Feels he has a lot to offer Tottenham
Dembele – 15
Kante – 12
Gueye – 11
Jones – 10
Monreal – 10

 

Most defensive clearances
Virgil van Dijk: Great start to life at Southampton
Van Dijk – 15
O’Shea – 14
Kaboul – 13
Martin – 10
Fonte – 10

 

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)
Steven Naismith
Albrighton – 50% (30 passes)
Naismith – 52.6% (19 passes)
McClean – 54.2% (24 passes)
Deeney – 55% (40 passes)
Pelle – 58.1% (31 passes)

 

Most unsuccessful touches
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss embraces a tired Adam Lallana at Tottenham
Lallana – 6
Abdi – 5
Lamela – 5
Vardy – 5

 

Most times dispossessed
Divock Origi: Battles for the ball with Mousa Dembele
Origi – 10
Sessegnon – 6
Lallana – 6
Kane – 6
Pelle – 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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