Smalling stats show importance; Lukaku rated a perfect 10

Date published: Tuesday 7th February 2017 11:29

Romelu Lukaku scored a perfect 10 in this weekend’s stats, while a Manchester United defender reminded Jose Mourinho of his importance to the side.

Belgian hitman Lukaku struck four times as Everton put Bournemouth to the sword 6-3 in a crazy game at Goodison Park, while Manchester United continued their fine recent form with a 3-0 win at deposed champions Leiecester.

Our player ratings from the King Power and thoughts on why Manchester United will be title contenders next season can be read here.

Here, Whoscored.com pick out the best and worst performers from the weekend’s Premier League action.

Highest rated players

Lukaku – 10
Barkley – 9.86
Obiang – 9.31
Kone – 9.24
Hazard – 9.21

Most shots on target

Lukaku – 4
Ward-Prowse – 4
7 players – 3

 

Most successful dribbles

Hazard – 10
Sane – 6
Alexis – 5
Lukaku – 5
7 players – 4

 

Most chances created

Jack Wilshere: Will be offered a new deal

Silva – 4
Wilshere – 4
Pedro – 4
Henderson – 4
Eriksen – 4
Cleverley – 4
Son – 4

 

Most touches

Milner – 126
Kolarov – 122
Whelan – 110
Herrera – 110
Antonio Valencia / Wanyama / Fernandinho – 109

 

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)

John Stones: Has struggled since moving to Man City

Stones – 97.9% (95 passes)
Toure – 96.8% (95 passes)
Yoshida – 96.5% (57 passes)
Lookman – 96.2% (26 passes)
Cleverley – 95% (60 passes)

 

Most aerials won

Michael Keane: Regularly linked to Chelsea

Keane – 16
Smalling – 11
McAuley – 9
Benteke – 8
Llorente – 8

 

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)

Cheikhou Kouyate: Scores brace in new stadium

Kouyate – 11
Mustafi – 9
Oviedo – 9
Clichy – 8
Dembele – 8
Livermore – 8

 

Most defensive clearances

Chris Smalling: Has a broken toe

Smalling – 19
Ranocchia – 15
Elabdellaoui – 15
Chambers – 13
Craig Dawson – 12

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Routledge – 40% (15 passes)
Tom Carroll – 42.9% (21 passes)
Llorente – 44% (25 passes)
Boyd – 46.7% (15 passes)
Barnes – 48.1% (27 passes)

 

Most unsuccessful touches

Wilfried Zaha: Refutes lazy claims

Zaha – 6
Grosicki – 5
Hernandez – 5
6 players – 4

 

Most times dispossessed

Diego Costa: Moving in the summer

Costa – 7
Alexis – 5
Son – 5
Jesus – 5
4 players – 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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