Who were the best Premier League performers from week two? Capoue, Hazard and more

Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur stars all feature.

The second round of Premier League action has been and gone with Chelsea and Manchester City maintaining their perfect starts to the season and Manchester United picked up their first point.

There have been several players who have started the season with a bang, looking in great form for new and existing clubs from last season as managers mull over whether to sign any new players ahead of next Monday.

We’ve taken a look at the best performers in five key areas from the latest round of games.

Shots on Target

  TeamPosOntarget Scoring AttAppsMins
Wilfried Bony Swansea FW 3 1 64
Emmanuel Adebayor Spurs FW 2 1 80
Nacer Chadli Spurs MF 2 1 69
Carlton Cole West Ham FW 2 1 68
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea MF 2 1 90

Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony was the most accurate player when it came to shots on target. He’ll consider himself unlucky that he wasn’t able to get on the score sheet.

Total Tackles

  TeamPosTotal TackleAppsMins
Youssuf Mulumbu West Brom MF 9 1 90
Joey Barton QPR MF 7 1 90
Eric Dier Spurs DF 7 1 90
Antonio Valencia Man Utd MF 7 1 90
Dean Hammond Leicester MF 6 1 73

West Brom’s Youssuf Mulumbu made more tackles than any other player suggesting he’s in form in terms of staying on top of the opposition. It’s also encouraging for Manchester United fans to see Antonio Valencia on this list following a spell out with injury.

Successful Interceptions

  TeamPosInterception WonAppsMins
Phil Jones Man Utd DF 7 1 90
Youssuf Mulumbu West Brom MF 6 1 90
Armand Traore QPR DF 6 1 90
Steven Caulker QPR DF 5 1 90
Michael Williamson Newcastle DF 5 1 89

It will also be encouraging for Manchester United fans to see Phil Jones with the most interceptions. This stat suggests that Jones is reading the game effectively and finding ways to help compensate for Michael Carrick’s absence.

Dribble Contests Won

  TeamPosWon ContestAppsMins
Eden Hazard Chelsea MF 6 1 90
William Buckley Sunderland MF 5 1 79
Fabian Delph Aston Villa MF 5 1 90
Erik Lamela Spurs MF 5 1 90
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal MF 4 1 74

It won’t surprise many to learn that Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard had more successful dribble contests than any other player this past round of games. The Belgian is world class with the ball at his feet in contests against other players.

Accurate Passes

  TeamPosAccurate PassAppsMins
Etienne Capoue Spurs MF 110 1 90
Angel Rangel Swansea DF 85 1 90
Yaya Touré Man City MF 85 1 90
Mark Noble West Ham MF 79 1 90
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea MF 76 1 90

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Etienne Capoue is at the top of the pile when it comes to the highest number of accurate passes. The holding midfielder worked well with all areas of the team and allowed Spurs to build plenty of pressure during their match against QPR.

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