Stats: Chelsea winger best in the Premier League in this department

Eden Hazard Dribbling

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is top of the Premier League dribbling charts already this season.

Eden Hazard has simply picked up where he left off last season.

The Premier League may have had some big name arrivals this campaign, but the Chelsea winger is still the most successful dribbler in England by a distance.

The Belgian international was the most willing player in the league to take players on last season and is well on course to continue that record this time around.

Hazard has already made seven more successful dribbles than any other player in the English top flight, as documented by the table below.

  TeamPosSuccessful dribblesAppsMins
Eden Hazard Chelsea MF 16 3 257
Raheem Sterling Liverpool MF 9 3 255
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal MF 8 3 183
Fabian Delph Aston Villa MF 8 3 270
Erik Lamela Spurs MF 8 3 241
Connor Wickham Sunderland FW 8 3 270
Riyad Mahrez Leicester MF 7 3 222

The Chelsea winger’s closest threat to his crown last season was Luis Suarez, who racked up 88 successful runs in comparison to Hazard’s 122, and following his departure it seems he could be even further clear in the dribbling stats this term.

Despite the arrivals of the likes Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle United’s Remy Cabella, nobody has been able to keep up with the fleet-footed winger in the dribbling stakes.

The former Lille man is expected to play a vital part in Chelsea’s aim to win the Premier League, and his impressive start to the campaign is a sign that he won’t disappoint.

Jose Mourinho’s men look strong after a brilliant transfer window and will be aiming to claim the title for the first time since 2010.

Their campaign has started in perfect fashion, too, with three wins from three setting them well on their way to match their lofty expectations.

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