Top performers from gameweek 29 in the English Barclays Premier League: Fellaini, Lallana and more

Cardiff City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Southampton and Stoke City 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
Juan Mata Manchester United 22
Adam Lallana Southampton 21
Steven Davis Southampton 21
Zoltán Gera West Bromwich Albion 18
Bradley Johnson Norwich City 18

It won't be a surprise to many to see Juan Mata on this list who was world class when he came into central areas against West Brom. There's also evidence of Adam Lallana continuing the good form, which got him into the England side.

Most Tackles Won

NameTeamTackles won
Rafael Manchester United 6
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 5
César Azpilicueta Chelsea 5
Brede Hangeland Fulham 4
Lewis Holtby Fulham 4

Rafael made it very difficult for the Bagges to attack down his side of United's defence. That forced West Brom to play the ball centrally where it was easier for United to contain.

Most Effective Clearances

NameTeamEffective clearances
Ryan Shawcross Stoke City 17
Dejan Lovren Southampton 15
Jose Fonte Southampton 15
Brede Hangeland Fulham 12
Steven Caulker Cardiff City 12

Shawcross didn't mess around against Norwich City and did the basics of defending successfully. He took the pressure away from the rest of the defence at key times.

Most Accurate Passes

NameTeamAccurate passes
Marouane Fellaini Manchester United 64
Michael Carrick Manchester United 64
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 59
Adam Lallana Southampton 57
Juan Mata Manchester United 56

The three United players appearing on this list is significant considering the stick their midfield has got this season. They barely gave West Brom a sniff of possession in midfield, protecting the ball well and allowing the side to build pressure.

Most Touches

Marouane Fellaini Manchester United 98
Fabio Cardiff City 88
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 86
Rafael Manchester United 84
Juan Mata Manchester United 84

United players dominate once again but Fellaini deserves a mention in particular. He got into good positions and made himself available, allowing United to release the ball under pressure.

Most Interceptions

Joel Ward Crystal Palace 6
Marouane Fellaini Manchester United 5
Mile Jedinak Crystal Palace 4
Dejan Lovren Southampton 4
Nabil Bentaleb Tottenham Hotspur 4

Ward appearing at the top of this list is a slight surprise considering Palace went down 1-0 against Southampton. It's a shame his teammates weren't all on the same wavelength.

Most Total Attack Assists

NameTeamTotal attack assists
Jordon Mutch Cardiff City 8
Adam Lallana Southampton 5
Wayne Rooney Manchester United 4
Kenwyne Jones Cardiff City 4
Morgan Amalfitano West Bromwich Albion 4

Lallana appearing again is significant for Saints fans but it's Mutch who was the most successful player in terms of attack assists, showing he can be very precise in the opponent's final third.

Most Successful Dribbles

NameTeamSuccessful dribbles
Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace 6
Nathan Redmond Norwich City 5
Craig Noone Cardiff City 4
Luke Shaw Southampton 3
Youssuf Mulumbu West Bromwich Albion 3

It's positive to see Luke Shaw on this list, which is evidence there's been no hangover from international duty for the youngster. He just seems to get better and better in the Saints back four.

Most Shots on Target

NameTeamShots on target
Kostas Mitroglou Fulham 3
Kim Bo-Kyung Cardiff City 3
Zoltán Gera West Bromwich Albion 2
Luke Shaw Southampton 2
Demba Ba Chelsea 2

Mitroglou at the top of this list is evidence that David Marshall had a great game for Cardiff. It also shows that the Fulham striker is closing on his best form following injury.

Most Saves

Maarten Stekelenburg Fulham 7
David Marshall Cardiff City 5
Asmir Begovic Stoke City 4
David de Gea Manchester United 3
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 2

Were it not for Stekelenburg then Fulham's 3-1 defeat at Cardiff could have been much heavier. Begovic also seems to appear on the list every week.

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