Who were the best players in the Premier League over the weekend? Nasri, Suarez and more

Samir Nasri

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Swansea City and Sunderland 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
Samir Nasri Manchester City 36
Willian Chelsea 34
David Silva Manchester City 28
Darren Fletcher Manchester United 27
Oscar Chelsea 27

It's no surprise to see Samir Nasri and David Silva on this list. Together they managed to help their side keep the pressure right on top of West Brom during City's win.

Most tackles won

NameTeamTackles won
Joe Allen Liverpool 8
Alexander Büttner Manchester United 6
Liam Ridgewell West Bromwich Albion 5
Paulinho Tottenham Hotspur 5
Leroy Fer Norwich City 5

No one was more effective than Joe Allen in the latest round of games when it comes to breaking up the play. Perhaps a little surprising considering the perception that Allen is a small midfielder.

Most effective clearances

NameTeamEffective clearances
Ashley Williams Swansea City 19
Martin Skrtel Liverpool 16
Joel Ward Crystal Palace 14
Curtis Davies Hull City 14
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal 14

Williams' performance against Newcastle proved vital in a narrow win. He showcased some no nonsense defending and cleared his lines when he had to.

Most accurate passes

NameTeamAccurate passes
Samir Nasri Manchester City 84
Darren Fletcher Manchester United 83
Steven N'Zonzi Stoke City 81
Victor Wanyama Southampton 79
Michael Carrick Manchester United 73

Nasri appears again as the player who protected the ball through passing most effectively in the last round of games. Manchester United's Darren Fletcher also did well but in a losing cause against Everton.

Most touches

Samir Nasri Manchester City 118
Younes Kaboul Tottenham Hotspur 113
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 104
Darren Fletcher Manchester United 99
Victor Wanyama Southampton 98

Nasri also proved that his positional play is spot on at the moment. Having the most touches suggests he was frequently in the game.

Most interceptions

Dan Gosling Newcastle United 8
Graham Dorrans West Bromwich Albion 6
Angel Rangel Swansea City 6
Leighton Baines Everton 5
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal 5

No player read the game more effectively in the last round of games than Newcastle's Gosling. He helped his side break up the play but wasn't able to prevent the defeat.

Most total attack assists

NameTeamTotal attack assists
Willian Chelsea 9
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 5
Seamus Coleman Everton 5
Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur 5
Branislav Ivanovic Chelsea 4

It will definitely please Jose Mourinho to see two Chelsea players on this list heading into the last four of the Champions League, especially Willian who will be crucial in the absence of Eden Hazard.

Most successful dribbles

NameTeamSuccessful dribbles
Mats Daehli Cardiff City 6
Luis Suarez Liverpool 4
Wayne Routledge Swansea City 4
Luke Shaw Southampton 4
Ramires Chelsea 4

No surprises that Suarez is near the top of this list. He seems to like nothing better than picking up the ball, turning and running at the opposition back four.

Most shots on target

NameTeamShots on target
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 3
Lukas Podolski Arsenal 3
Oscar Chelsea 3
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 2
Luis Suarez Liverpool 2

Extremely encouraging for Arsene Wenger, his two best players in the game against Hull also had the highest number of shots on target, both scoring.

Most saves

Vito Mannone Sunderland 14
David Marshall Cardiff City 4
Julian Speroni Crystal Palace 4
Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal 4
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 3

Were it not for Vito Mannone then Sunderland could well have seen their lead slip away at Chelsea. That number of saves in any game is truly special.

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