Who were the worst Premier League players over the weekend? Kompany, Crouch and more

Vincent Kompany Belgium

Liverpool, Manchester City, Stoke City and Sunderland stars all feature.

There were plenty of positive performances from Premier League players over the weekend and plenty of not so positive performances, which ended up leaving sides in trouble.

Liverpool ground out a win against Manchester City while Palace, Cardiff and Fulham all battled for important wins at the other end of the Premier League table. We’ve taken a look at the worst performers over the weekend in five key statistical areas.

Error Lead to Goal

  ClubPosError Lead To GoalAppsMins
Joe Hart Man City GK 1 1 90
Younes Kaboul Spurs DF 1 1 90
Vincent Kompany Man City DF 1 1 90

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini won’t be very happy this morning with two of his players making up 66% of the offenders in this area. Kompany’s mistake in particular was a shocker as Philippe Coutinho pounced to drill home.

Fouls

  ClubPosFoulsAppsMins
Phil Bardsley Sunderland DF 4 1 90
Gareth Barry Everton MF 4 1 90
Demba Ba Chelsea FW 3 1 79
Chris Brunt West Brom MF 3 1 90

Gus Poyet will be going hard at Bardsley and the rest of the Sunderland team in training this week because fouls release pressure and show poor discipline. Sunderland are scrapping for their lives at the bottom of the Premier League and need everyone to pull together.

Dribbles Overrun

  ClubPosOverrunAppsMins
Luis Suarez Liverpool FW 3 1 90
Jason Puncheon Southampton MF 2 1 90
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool FW 2 1 66
Joel Ward Crystal Palace DF 2 1 90

A rare performance in this feature for SAS but they were both a little off the boil against Manchester City. City found an effective way to keep them both quiet as they strived to try and get into the game at Anfield.

Shots off Target

  ClubPosShot Off TargetAppsMins
Mohamed Salah Chelsea MF 4 1 90
Demba Ba Chelsea FW 3 1 79
Rickie Lambert Southampton FW 3 1 90
Steven Naismith Everton FW 3 1 90

Jose Mourinho won’t be pleased with the accuracy his attacking players showed against Swansea City. Ba did weigh in with the winner but had they been a little more accurate, it could have been a much more comfortable day at the office for the Blues.

Big Chance Missed

  ClubPosBig Chance MissedAppsMins
Peter Crouch Stoke FW 2 1 90
Steven Naismith Everton FW 2 1 90
Hugo Rodallega Fulham FW 2 1 90
Danny Rose Spurs DF 2 1 85

There are several offenders in this category. Perhaps the person who should be singled out is Rodallega as, despite his goal, he could have made things much easier for the West Londoners on the day as they ground out a nervy 1-0 win against Norwich.

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