Who were the best Premier League performers over the weekend? Ozil, Ulloa and more

Leicester City, Stoke City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley, Sunderland, Everton and Arsenal stars all feature.

The Premier League produced some interesting results in the latest round of action with Leicester City and Arsenal receiving a lot of praise today.

Chelsea managed to maintain their unbeaten start with a hard earned point away at Manchester City while Liverpool were outplayed all over the pitch by West Ham United.

Here are the top performers in several key areas after the weekend’s games.


Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle FW 2 1 21
Leonardo Ulloa Leicester FW 2 1 90
Morgan Amalfitano West Ham MF 1 1 21
Leighton Baines Everton DF 1 1 90
Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace MF 1 1 87

Leicester City forward Leo Ulloa gets the mention in this section. He kept his head in a high tempered and emotional game of football to continue his fine start to the new season. If Leicester stay up this season, Ulloa’s goals will go a long way towards achieving that goal.

Won Tackles

  TeamPosWon TackleAppsMins
Charlie Adam Stoke MF 7 1 70
George Boyd Hull MF 6 1 89
Ritchie de Laet Leicester DF 6 1 90
Nemanja Matic Chelsea MF 5 1 90
Chris Brunt West Brom MF 4 1 90

Were it not for Charlie Adam’s ability to break up the play and tackle effectively, Stoke may have fallen to a narrow defeat at QPR. He was superb in terms of his tackling all over the pitch, injecting some gritty and aggression into Stoke’s midfield.

Dribbles Won

  TeamPosWon ContestAppsMins
Eden Hazard Chelsea MF 7 1 90
Niko Kranjcar QPR MF 5 1 90
Sergio Agüero Man City FW 4 1 90
Leroy Fer QPR MF 4 1 90
Erik Lamela Spurs MF 4 1 90

It won’t be any surprise for Chelsea fans to learn that Eden Hazard tops this stat, as he has done for most of the season. Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino will be disappointed there wasn’t more of an end product to Erik Lamela’s drives forward.


  TeamPosWon ContestAppsMins
Eden Hazard Chelsea MF 7 1 90
Niko Kranjcar QPR MF 5 1 90
Sergio Agüero Man City FW 4 1 90
Leroy Fer QPR MF 4 1 90
Erik Lamela Spurs MF 4 1 90

The reason Burnley and Sunderland weren’t able to get on the score sheet in their clash is because of the form showed by their goalkeepers. It was one of the more entertaining 0-0 draws you are likely to see with Tom Heaton and Vito Mannone both making good decisions at vital times.

Accurate Passes

  TeamPosAccurate PassAppsMins
Gareth Barry Everton MF 96 1 90
Mikel Arteta Arsenal MF 90 1 90
Yaya Touré Man City MF 84 1 90
James McCarthy Everton MF 75 1 90
Mesut Özil Arsenal MF 69 1 90

We’ve excluded defenders from this section because of the number of easy passes they play between themselves and back to the goalkeeper.

Gareth Barry’s efforts weren’t enough to help Everton prevent defeat against Crystal Palace. It will also be pleasing for Arsene Wenger to see Mesut Ozil in this section after his defence of the German when there were calls from supporters for him to be dropped before the game against Aston Villa.

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