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Who were the best players over the weekend? Gerrard, Rooney and more

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Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United 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
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 39
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 37
Raheem Sterling Liverpool 31
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 28
Luis Antonio Valencia Manchester United 28

The reason Liverpool dominate the top of this section is simply because they had so much of the ball against Chelsea but couldn't make it count.

Most tackles won

NameTeamTackles won
Nathaniel Clyne Southampton 7
Danny Rose Tottenham Hotspur 5
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 5
Aleksandar Kolarov Manchester City 5
Mile Jedinak Crystal Palace 5

Very encouraging for Saints fans, especially if they are about to offload Callum Chambers as reports would suggest. He's looking more and more like a complete full-back.

Most effective clearances

NameTeamEffective clearances
Nemanja Vidic Manchester United 19
Antolin Alcaraz Everton 14
Michael Turner Norwich City 13
Dejan Lovren Southampton 13
Damien Delaney Crystal Palace 12

Vidic did his basic job well against Norwich, with no nonsense defending at times when his side needed him to take the pressure away and clear lines.

Most accurate passes

NameTeamAccurate passes
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 96
Michael Carrick Manchester United 83
Mikel Arteta Arsenal 81
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 73
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 69

Again, Gerrard appears on this list because Liverpool had so much of the ball. He's one of the side's most important and creative players in possession.

Most touches

Steven Gerrard Liverpool 148
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 114
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 110
Michael Carrick Manchester United 103
Mikel Arteta Arsenal 101

Gerrard made himself available more than anyone else over the last round of games. It's also encouraging for Arsenal to see Cazorla on this list, especially given the performance of Mesut Ozil.

Most interceptions

Jose Fonte Southampton 5
Sascha Riether Fulham 5
Martín Demichelis Manchester City 5
Nemanja Vidic Manchester United 5
Youssuf Mulumbu West Bromwich Albion 5

Nothing to split between several players here. Martin Demichelis deserves a mention because he's taken a lot of stick over the course of this season.

Most total attack assists

NameTeamTotal attack assists
Samir Nasri Manchester City 8
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 7
Mesut Özil Arsenal 6
Luis Suarez Liverpool 5
Morgan Amalfitano West Bromwich Albion 5

Nasri has outshone David Silva at times this season, which is a very difficult thing for any Manchester city player to do. his decision making in the final third was excellent.

Most successful dribbles

NameTeamSuccessful dribbles
Nathan Redmond Norwich City 5
Moussa Sissoko Newcastle United 5
Glen Johnson Liverpool 5
Steven Davis Southampton 5
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 5

Unfortunately for Norwich, Redmond's skill in possession and controlling the ball at pace didn't translate into physical success.

Most shots on target

NameTeamShots on target
Wayne Rooney Manchester United 4
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 4
Wilfried Bony Swansea City 3
Olivier Giroud Arsenal 3
Juan Mata Manchester United 3

Ryan Giggs will be pleased that Rooney's shots on target turned into goals, which is the main difference between himself and Gerrard, who struggled to break down the ill famed Chelsea wall.

Most saves

Mark Schwarzer Chelsea 8
John Ruddy Norwich City 7
Adrián West Ham United 5
Tim Krul Newcastle United 5
Tim Howard Everton 4

It was important for Schwarzer to play well building up to the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid. He'll be full of confidence.

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