Top performers from gameweek 31 in the English Barclays Premier League: Eriksen, Suarez and more

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Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton 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
Vurnon Anita Newcastle United 29
Jordan Henderson Liverpool 29
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 27
James Milner Manchester City 27
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 26

Jordan Henderson deserves a mention because he's becoming one of Liverpool's most consistent midfielders. It's also encouraging for the Reds to see Coutinho has returned to form quickly.

Most tackles won

NameTeamTackles won
Leighton Baines Everton 6
Chico Swansea City 5
Tomas Rosicky Arsenal 5
Cala Cardiff City 5
Ben Davies Swansea City 4

Baines really got stuck in for Everton against Swansea and that allowed him to take pressure off of the defence, creating attacks within seconds of winning possession.

Most effective clearances

NameTeamEffective clearances
Jose Fonte Southampton 18
Damien Delaney Crystal Palace 17
Ryan Shawcross Stoke City 15
Martin Skrtel Liverpool 13
Curtis Davies Hull City 13

Fonte can feel very unlucky that he ended up on the losing side against Tottenham because his defensive performance was superb. He really helped take the pressure away from his defence.

Most accurate passes

NameTeamAccurate passes
Cheick Tioté Newcastle United 121
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 100
Vurnon Anita Newcastle United 85
Jordan Henderson Liverpool 75
Darren Fletcher Manchester United 73

Tiote was superb with the accuracy of his passing, which allowed Newcastle to develop prolonged spells of pressure over Crystal Palace.

Most touches

NameTeamTouches
Cheick Tioté Newcastle United 155
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 122
Vurnon Anita Newcastle United 119
Angel Rangel Swansea City 109
Marouane Fellaini Manchester United 100

Tiote was also superb in terms of his positions around the Newcastle midfield. He found pockets of space and was always available for that pass which allowed his teammates to release pressure.

Most interceptions

NameTeamInterceptions
Chico Swansea City 9
Angel Rangel Swansea City 8
Curtis Davies Hull City 7
Kagisho Dikgacoi Crystal Palace 5
Jack Cork Southampton 5

Swansea clearly read the game well against Everton, which made it difficult for the Toffees to move the ball through the Welsh side easily. On another day, it would have been a key element in a Swansea win.

Most total attack assists

NameTeamTotal attack assists
Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur 6
Graham Dorrans West Bromwich Albion 6
Juan Mata Manchester United 5
Tomas Rosicky Arsenal 4
Rickie Lambert Southampton 4

Eriksen had a blinder against the Saints once he got into the game. He needs to be a regular feature of Tim Sherwood's side over the rest of the season.

Most successful dribbles

NameTeamSuccessful dribbles
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 5
Eden Hazard Chelsea 4
Marc Wilson Stoke City 3
Aiden McGeady Everton 3
Wilfried Zaha Cardiff City 3

The surprising name on that list is right at the top. Cazorla ran with the ball brilliantly and that is one of the only positives as Arsenal lost 6-0 away to Chelsea.

Most shots on target

NameTeamShots on target
Luis Suarez Liverpool 5
Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur 4
Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle United 4
David Luiz Chelsea 3
Pablo Hernández Swansea City 3

Suarez scored with three of his efforts on target, which papered over some poor defending from Liverpool against Cardiff. The Uruguayan will win the golden boot by some distance.

Most saves

NameTeamSaves
Julian Speroni Crystal Palace 7
Vito Mannone Sunderland 6
Petr Cech Chelsea 5
David Stockdale Fulham 5
Tim Howard Everton 5

Were it not for Speroni then Palace's defeat at Newcastle would have been by a much greater margin. He was superb and produced the sort of performance which deserved at least a point.

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