Heroes and Zeros: Hammers trio & Chelsea stars rewarded

Date published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 9:28

Andy Carroll: Celebrates West Ham's second with Mark Noble

Andy Carroll: Celebrates West Ham's second with Mark Noble

Mark Noble, Andy Carroll and James Collins underlined their worth to West Ham by being among the statistical stars of the weekend, while an improved Chelsea display also saw their players rewarded.

Carroll was on the scoresheet during West Ham’s 2-0 win against his former club Liverpool on Saturday – but our Ref Review panel said Liverpool could consider themselves hard done by at Upton Park during the build-up to Michail Antonio’s opener.

It’s all looking good for the Hammers though in our Power Rankings table – with Slaven Bilic’s side extending their lead at the summit after completing the league double over Liverpool.

Despite the defeat, Emre Can’s performance in the gain did gain plaudits – although our article after the match on Saturday lunchtime suggested ‘soft German’ Klopp might need to get nasty with his powder-puff Liverpool side.

Chelsea’s improved performance in their 3-0 win at Crystal Palace was also recognised, with the likes of Oscar and Cesc Fabregas featuring highly in two categories.

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

Noble – 9.22
Andy Carroll – 8.77
Oscar – 8.77
Koscielny – 8.72
Diego Costa – 8.70

 

Most shots on target

Andy Carroll – 5
Defoe – 3
Rooney – 3
Wijnaldum – 3
Antonio – 3

 

Most successful dribbles


Holebas – 8
Sissoko – 6
Zaha – 5
Adama Traore – 5
5 players – 4

 

Most chances created

Emre Can: Often used in defence last season

Emre Can – 6
8 players – 4
11 players – 3

 

Most touches

Cesc Fabregas: Hoping to return to his best form

Fabregas – 116
Drinkwater – 101
Tom Carroll – 100
Alderweireld – 98
Ramsey – 97
Capoue – 97

 

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)


Tiote – 100% (66 passes)
Colback – 97.6% (42 passes)
Mertesacker – 96.7% (60 passes)
Mikel – 95.1% (82 passes)
Koscielny – 93.9% (33 passes)

 

Most aerials won

Mbokani – 10
Deeney – 10
Billy Jones – 9
Andy Carroll – 9
Wanyama – 8

 

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)


Noble – 11
Gueye – 11
Azpilicueta – 11
Capoue – 10
M’Vila – 10
Otamendi – 10

 

Most defensive clearances


James Collins: Signed two-year extension to West Ham contract

Collins – 23
Bennett – 16
Cook – 15
Mangala – 12
Mori – 12

 

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Albrighton – 44.4% (18 passes)
Deeney – 48.8% (41 passes)
Andy Carroll – 52.4% (21 passes)
Cathcart – 53.8% (26 passes)
Neil Taylor – 54.2% (24 passes)

 

Most unsuccessful touches

Dyer – 6
Antonio – 6
Coutinho – 6
Kone – 5
Abdi – 5

 

Most times dispossessed

Routledge – 5
Gil – 5
6 players – 4
18 players – 3

 

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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