Worst performers from gameweek 28 in the English Barclays Premier League

Giroud Arsenal

Arsenal, Cardiff City, Stoke City and Swansea City stars all feature.

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

Most Aerial Duels Lost

NameTeamAerial duels lost
Darren Bent Fulham 11
Jonathan Walters Stoke City 10
Clint Dempsey Fulham 10
Mikel Arteta Arsenal 10
Fraizer Campbell Cardiff City 9

The interesting name to appear on this list is Walters considering he went on to score from the penalty spot, which won Stoke the game. It suggests that Stoke weren't utilising one of their main strengths effectively in terms of aerial play.

Most Tackles Lost

NameTeamTackles lost
Cala Cardiff City 3
Gary Medel Cardiff City 3
Ben Davies Swansea City 3
Charlie Adam Stoke City 3
Bacary Sagna Arsenal 2

Cardiff struggled to break up the play against Tottenham Hotspur, which allowed Spurs to keep the pressure on and ultimately grind out a narrow win.

Most Dribbles Overrun

NameTeamDribbles overrun
Wayne Routledge Swansea City 3
Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace 2
Jay Rodriguez Southampton 2
Jack Wilshere Arsenal 2
Glen Johnson Liverpool 2

The surprising name on this list is Wilshere considering how well the Arsenal man usually protects possession when he's running with the ball at speed.

Most Unsuccessful Touches

NameTeamUnsuccessful touches
Olivier Giroud Arsenal 7
Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace 5
Shane Long Hull City 5
Peter Crouch Stoke City 5
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 5

Giroud didn't have his best game against Stoke, which is surprising because his touch all over the pitch has been generally good this season. Arsenal need him to rediscover his touch if they are to win the title.

Most Fouls Committed

NameTeamFouls committed
Ramires Chelsea 5
Olivier Giroud Arsenal 4
Yoan Gouffran Newcastle United 4
Robert Snodgrass Norwich City 3
Guy Demel West Ham United 3

Giroud also gave away a lot of fouls which allowed Stoke to release the pressure Arsenal built up consistently over the course of the game.

Most Shots off Target

NameTeamShots off target
Shane Long Hull City 3
Steven Pienaar Everton 3
Andre Schürrle Chelsea 2
Michael Dawson Tottenham Hotspur 2
Andros Townsend Tottenham Hotspur 2

There's not too much to pick between the players in this list and while Schurrle appears, it's important to point out that he netted a hat-trick against Fulham.

Most Times Lost Possession

NameTeamTimes lost possession
Ezekiel Fryers Tottenham Hotspur 36
Luke Shaw Southampton 34
Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace 34
Ashkan Dejagah Fulham 28
Luis Suarez Liverpool 26

Luke Shaw and Luis Suarez are surprising names on this list. Shaw was put under a lot of pressure by Liverpool's attack while Suarez generally had a good game, receiving praise after the final whistle.

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