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Top performers from gameweek 28 in the English Barclays Premier League

Cardiff City, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur stars all feature.

We've taken a look at some of the top peformers from the latest round of the English Barclays Premier League.

Most Successful Final Third Passes

NameTeamSuccessful final third passes
Gareth Barry Everton 32
Kyle Naughton Tottenham Hotspur 29
James McCarthy Everton 28
Leighton Baines Everton 25
Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham Hotspur 25

Everton and Tottenham stars dominate this stat and unsurprisingly they both won their fixtures. Barry is a little surprising considering he's been playing in a deeper role for the Toffees.

Most Tackles Won

NameTeamTackles won
Ben Davies Swansea City 8
Joe Ledley Crystal Palace 7
Jordan Henderson Liverpool 7
Karim El Ahmadi Aston Villa 5
Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace 4

Jordan Henderson once again showed his superb versatility in Liverpool's midfield, breaking up the play which allowed his team to keep the pressure right on top of Southampton.

Most Effective Clearances

NameTeamEffective clearances
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Newcastle United 17
Martin Skrtel Liverpool 15
James Collins West Ham United 14
Michael Dawson Tottenham Hotspur 14
Per Mertesacker Arsenal 13

Several players were effective last weekend in terms of clearing lines and easing the pressure over the defence. Yanga-Mbiwa showed a greater urgency than anyone else to take the pressure away from his defence.

Most Accurate Passes

NameTeamAccurate passes
Chico Swansea City 88
Kyle Naughton Tottenham Hotspur 80
Ashley Williams Swansea City 78
Angel Rangel Swansea City 77
Gareth Barry Everton 75

The defenders dominating this list shouldn't be a surprise as they often play simple passes to each other in the back four and to the goalkeeper. Barry appears once again, he had a blinder against the Hammers!

Most Touches

Angel Rangel Swansea City 118
Chico Swansea City 111
Ezekiel Fryers Tottenham Hotspur 111
Kyle Naughton Tottenham Hotspur 110
Luke Shaw Southampton 105

The two Swansea guys accumulated the most touches last weekend, showing that they were always thinking outside the box over how they could give their sides a chance for a simple pass to keep the play moving.

Most Interceptions

Steve Sidwell Fulham 6
Jose Fonte Southampton 6
Karim El Ahmadi Aston Villa 5
Leon Britton Swansea City 5
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal 4

Sidwell and Fonte both read the play superbly well last weekend but they both ended up on the losing side with Fulham losing to Chelsea and Southampton losing to Liverpool.

Most Total Attack Assists

NameTeamTotal attack assists
Leighton Baines Everton 7
Eden Hazard Chelsea 7
Gareth Barry Everton 6
Tom Huddlestone Hull City 4
Adam Lallana Southampton 4

Eden Hazard continues to have the best season of his Chelsea career so far. He's adding attack assists to his play as well as accumulating goals, as he continues his progression into a world class player.

Most Successful Dribbles

NameTeamSuccessful dribbles
Eden Hazard Chelsea 6
Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace 5
Aaron Lennon Tottenham Hotspur 4
Glen Johnson Liverpool 3
Gastón Ramírez Southampton 3

Hazard appears on another list and he was more successful in terms of dribbling than any other player. Let the Belgian get on the ball, turn and run with possession and he will hurt you.

Most Shots on Target

NameTeamShots on target
Andre Schürrle Chelsea 3
Fernando Torres Chelsea 3
Christian Benteke Aston Villa 2
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 2
Andros Townsend Tottenham Hotspur 2

Interestingly the three shots Schurrle had on target he scored with, showing remarkable accuracy in front of goal.

Most Saves

David Marshall Cardiff City 5
Maarten Stekelenburg Fulham 4
Julian Speroni Crystal Palace 4
Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal 3
Brad Guzan Aston Villa 3

Marshall gave his side every chance of stealing something from White Hart Lane but Spurs eventually ran out 1-0 winners. He's proving to be one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the division.

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