Heroes and Zeros: The stars and strugglers of matchday 23

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 11:17

Roberto Firmino: Passed fit for Dortmund clash

Roberto Firmino: Passed fit for Dortmund clash

Roberto Firmino, Dele Alli, Dimitri Payet and Cesc Fabregas were among the top-rated players of the weekend, but Paddy McNair was among the players to have matches to forget, according to the latest stats.

Firmino was at the double as Liverpool secured a memorable 5-4 win at Norwich on Saturday – but our blog straight after the match was less than complimentary about win, saying it papered over the cracks for Liverpool.

Three key decisions from the encounter at Carrow Road came under the spotlight for our Ref Review panel – see what verdict they came to on these, and all the other weekend controversies right here.

Saturday proved a matchday to remember for Spurs midfielder Alli, who scored a goal of the season contender in their win at Crystal Palace – and their success saw the club among the weekend’s big climbers in our Power Rankings table.

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 player

Firmino – 9.28
Alli – 8.98
Deeney – 8.96
Kante – 8.93
Aguero – 8.66

Most shots on target

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Alli – 4
Aguero – 3
Kane – 3
Firmino – 3
9 players – 2

Most successful dribbles


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Payet – 7
Fabregas – 3
Dembele – 3
Ramsey – 3
Albrighton – 3
Kante – 3

Most chances created

Eriksen – 9
Stanislas – 6
Deulofeu – 6
Baines – 4
Shelvey – 4

Most touches

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Fabregas – 107
Arter – 97
Ramsey – 94
Mori – 94
Janmaat – 93

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)


Dembele – 97% (66 passes)
Walcott – 94.7% (19 passes)
Mikel – 94.6% (74 passes)
Zouma – 94.6% (37 passes)
Afobe – 94.1% (17 passes)

Most aerials won

Long – 13
Deeney – 11
Mbokani – 9
Mamadou Sakho – 8
3 players – 7

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)


Behrami – 16
Britos – 10
Clasie – 10
Kante – 10
Van Dijk – 10

Most defensive clearances


Williams – 15
Collins – 13
Demichelis – 12
Alderweireld – 12
Brown – 11

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

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McNair – 20% (15 passes)
Long – 43.8% (32 passes)
Joselu – 45.8% (24 passes)
Soares – 48.5% (33 passes)
Souare – 48.6% (35 passes)

Most unsuccessful touches

Aguero – 7
Long – 6
Barkley – 5
14 players – 4

Most times dispossessed

Son Heung-min – 7
Silva – 6
Sissoko – 6
Hoolahan – 5
4 players – 4

 

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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