Weekend’s pass masters; Liverpool duo flop; Cesc fab

Date published: Tuesday 28th February 2017 11:30

Leicester’s remarkable performance against Liverpool was driven by a number of standout performances, while two Liverpool stars flopped badly, according to the weekend stats.

Only hat-trick hero Harry Kane, who was a perfect 10, received a higher rating than Jamie Vardy (9.34) after the England man once again looked like the player of last season, scoring two goals to down Liverpool.

Vardy’s shooting stats and aerial stats also reflected his man-of-the-match performance while Wilfred Ndidi was outsanding and his display eclipsed any from last-season’s enforcer in chief N’Golo Kane. Twelve tackles and interceptions was the season’s highest tally, while Christian Fuchs was close behind with a total of nine.

Liverpool were abject and Roberto Firmino topped the most unsuccessful touches table, while Sadio Mane was on top of the ‘most times dispossessed’ column.

Tottenham’s passing was bang on in the win over Stoke, with three Spurs players making the top six in terms of pass completion – with Kevin Wimmer nailing 100% from his 27 passes.

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

Highest-rated players

Kane – 10
Vardy – 9.34
Fabregas – 9.20
Gueye – 9.12
Eriksen – 8.81

Most shots on target

Coutinho – 4
Kane – 4
Lukaku – 3
Vardy – 3
Alli – 3

Most successful dribbles

Hazard – 8
Lanzini – 7
Zaha – 6
Mane – 6
Pedro – 5

Most chances created

Eriksen – 7
Fabregas – 5
Barkley – 5
Fraser – 4
Januzaj – 4

Most touches

Fabregas – 125
Schneiderlin – 112
Cook – 109
Azpilicueta – 107
Milner – 104
Gueye – 104

Best pass completion (minimum 15 passes)

Wimmer – 100% (27 passes)
Arter – 95.8% (72 passes)
Dembele – 94.3% (70 passes)
Bernardo – 94.3% (35 passes)
Winks – 94.1% (17 passes)

Most aerials won

Benteke – 11
Fonte – 9
Billy Jones – 9
Deeney – 8
Llorente – 8
Vardy – 8

Most tackles and interceptions (combined)

Ndidi – 12
Fuchs – 9
Gueye – 9
Cork – 8
Kante – 8

Most defensive clearances

Maguire – 14
Mori – 13
Cook – 11
Matip – 11
Lowton – 11

Worst pass completion (excluding goalkeepers)

Barnes – 30% (20 passes)
Morgan – 33.3% (15 passes)
Vardy – 38.9% (18 passes)
Simpson – 40.9% (22 passes)
Crouch – 42.9% (21 passes)

Most unsuccessful touches

Firmino – 7
Vardy – 6
Allen – 5
Costa – 5
Lanzini – 5
Tom Carroll – 5

Most times dispossessed

Mane – 7
Antonio – 5
Lallana – 4
Coutinho – 4
11 players – 3

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