Heroes and Zeros: Mahrez and Ozil among stars

Date published: Tuesday 15th September 2015 2:24

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal's chief creator in win over Stoke

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal's chief creator in win over Stoke

Riyad Mahrez and Mesut Ozil were among the statistical stars of the weekend, with Salomon Rondon and Harry Kane among the strugglers.

Manchester City maintained their 100% record in the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, while West Ham beat Newcastle 2-0 at Upton Park on Monday evening to extend their lead in the TEAMtalk Power Rankings.

Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-1 in the big North-West derby at Old Trafford, while Everton inflicted more misery on Chelsea in a 3-1 win at Goodison Park, and Leicester City came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in a thriller at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

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
Steven Naismith (Everton) – 10
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – 9.99
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – 9.84
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – 9.48
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) – 8.87

Most shots on target
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – 5
Steven Naismith (Everton) – 3
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) – 3

Most successful dribbles
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – 12
Victor Moses (West Ham) – 5
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 5
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – 4
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) – 4

Riyad Mahrez Leicester v Aston Villa

Most chances created
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – 8
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – 7
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – 7
Steven Davis (Southampton) – 5
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 5

Most touches
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) – 111
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) – 110
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – 109
Jose Fonte (Southampton) – 103
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) – 99

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)
Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) – 95.5%
John Terry (Chelsea) – 95.2%
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) – 94.9%
Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) – 94.9%
Ashley Williams (Swansea City) – 94.7%

Most aerials won
Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – 8
Micah Richards (Aston Villa) – 6
Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) – 6
Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) – 6
Salomon Rondon (West Brom) – 6
Victor Wanyama (Southampton) – 6

Christian Benteke header

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)
Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa) – 13
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) – 12
Eric Dier (Tottenham) – 10
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) – 9
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester City) – 9
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) – 9
Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) – 9
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 9
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 9

Most defensive clearances
Phil Jagielka (Everton) – 13
Micah Richards (Aston Villa) – 11
Ashley Williams (Swansea City) – 10
Brede Hangeland (Crystal Palace) – 9
Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) – 9

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)
Salomon Rondon (West Brom) – 50%
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) – 56%
Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) – 56.3%
Craig Dawson (West Brom) – 37%
Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) – 59.1%
Jermain Lens (Sunderland) – 59.1%

Most unsuccessful touches
Salomon Rondon (West Brom) – 10
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 8
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 7
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) – 6
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) – 5
Joshua King (Bournemouth) – 5
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – 5
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth – 5

Harry Kane dejected

Most times dispossessed
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 7
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) – 6
Memphis Depay (Manchester United) – 6
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) – 4
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) – 4
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) – 4
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) – 4
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) – 4
Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – 4
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – 4
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – 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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