Payet, Wilshere back to their best; Vertonghen’s impressive stats

Date published: Tuesday 20th December 2016 12:02

Jan Vertonghen’s stats were highly-impressive for Tottenham this weekend, while Jack Wilshere and Dimitri Payet showed strong signs they are returning to their best form.

Belgium defender Vertonghen was the Premier League’s busiest defender this weekend, topping the list of players with the most clearances and also being the most aerially dominant player after Andy Carroll.

The player also featured prominently on the highest-rated players – though his efforts couldn’t top Alvaro Negredo, whose performance for Middlesbrough was also highlighted in this week’s Monday Verdict.

Elsewhere, Wilshere – finding his way back in the game during a season-long loan at Bournemouth – showed signs of getting back to his best after making seven successful dribbles against Southampton, while another player yet to hit top form, Dimitri Payet, also featured highly in two categories.

Here, whoscored.com pick out the winners and losers of matchday 17 in the Premier League…..

 

Highest-rated player

Negredo – 9.24
Vertonghen – 8.88
Rodriguez – 8.71
Djilobodji – 8.61
Alli / Ibrahimovic – 8.30

 

Most shots on target

Harry Maguire: Tucks in for Tigers

Maguire – 4
Payet – 3
Rodriguez – 3
Firmino – 3
13 players – 2

 

Most successful dribbles

Jack Wilshere: Explains reasons behind move to Bournemouth

Wilshere – 7
Boufal – 6
Alexis – 5
Hazard – 5
Rose – 4

 

Most chances created

Dimitri Payet: Back in business

Payet – 7
De Bruyne – 7
Albrighton – 6
Snodgrass – 5
Walker – 5

 

Most touches

James Milner: Looking to secure glory in Switzerland

Milner – 115
Rangel – 111
Toure – 110
Pogba – 109
Whelan – 105

 

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)

Adam Forshaw: Named Man of the Match on Sunday

Forshaw – 100% (36 passes)
Fernandes – 100% (24 passes)
Fer – 100% (24 passes)
Son – 100% (15 passes)
Borja – 100% (15 passes)

 

Most aerials won

Andy Carroll: Still on sidelines for West Ham

 

Andy Carroll – 16
Vertonghen – 12
Lukaku – 12
Negredo – 12
Deeney – 9

 

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)

Gueye – 12
Francis – 9
Arfield – 9
Darmian – 9
Ndong – 9

 

Most defensive clearances

Jan Vertonghen: Signed new deal

Vertonghen – 21
Cook – 16
Djilobodji – 16
Dier – 16
Rojo – 14

 

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Ashley Barnes: Grabbed the winner

Barnes – 29.6% (27 passes)
Lukaku – 45.5% (33 passes)
Barry – 46.7% (15 passes)
Deeney – 50% (24 passes)
Love – 50% (16 passes)

 

Most unsuccessful touches

 

Enner Valencia – 6
Origi – 6
Wilshere – 5
Sigurdsson – 5
Lukaku – 5

 

Most times dispossessed

Joe Allen: Believes time was right to leave Anfield

Allen – 5
Puncheon – 4
Anichebe – 4
Mbokani – 4
Wilshere – 4
Josh King – 4

 

All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com, where you can find yet 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 the new free-to-download WhoScored iOS app.

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