Who were the best Premier League performers over the weekend? Dzeko, Fabregas and more

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West Brom, Manchester City, Liverpool, Leicester City, Aston Villa and Chelsea stars all feature.

The Premier League produced some interesting results at the top and bottom of the table over the weekend.

Arsenal were held by Spurs, Chelsea strolled on and Manchester United held out for a win against West Ham playing with ten men after Wayne Rooney had been sent off during the game.

We’ve taken a look at the best performers in several key areas of the stats.

Goals

  TeamPosGoalsAppsMins
Saido Berahino West Brom FW 2 1 90
Edin Dzeko Man City FW 2 1 90
Sergio Agüero Man City FW 1 1 72
Charlie Austin QPR FW 1 1 90
Ryan Bertrand Southampton DF 1 1 90

Saido Berahino was simply too good for Burnley yesterday as West Brom’s upturn in results and form continues. Edin Dzeko also deserves a mention for playing well at Hull City and allowing the champions to gain points over some rivals in the title race.

Attempts

  TeamPosTotal Scoring AttAppsMins
Mario Balotelli Liverpool FW 10 1 88
Dusan Tadic Southampton MF 6 1 89
Saido Berahino West Brom FW 5 1 90
Diego Costa Chelsea FW 5 1 81
Edin Dzeko Man City FW 5 1 90

Brendan Rodgers won’t be pleased with the conversion rate of Mario Balotelli who had the highest number of efforts on goal over the weekend. Had he found the back of the net then it would have made the difference against Everton.

Tackles Won

  TeamPosWon TackleAppsMins
Daniel Drinkwater Leicester MF 6 1 90
Tom Cleverley Aston Villa MF 5 1 90
James McCarthy Everton MF 5 1 90
Calum Chambers Arsenal DF 4 1 90
Mauricio Isla QPR DF 4 1 90

Danny Drinkwater won more tackles than any other player over the weekend. He got stuck in and broke up the play frequently against Crystal Palace. It’s just a shame that his efforts weren’t matched with a positive result for the Foxes following their victory against Manchester United.

Dribbles Won

  TeamPosWon ContestAppsMins
Fabian Delph Aston Villa MF 6 1 90
Rafael Man Utd DF 5 1 90
Raheem Sterling Liverpool MF 5 1 90
Sergio Agüero Man City FW 4 1 72
Leroy Fer QPR MF 4 1 90

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph continued his good form for the club in a difficult game at Chelsea. He picked the ball up, ran at the Chelsea defence and tried to be the difference in an attacking sense outperforming apparently more talented attacking players in terms of dribbles won.

Accurate Passes

  TeamPosAccurate PassAppsMins
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea MF 133 1 90
Nemanja Matic Chelsea MF 97 1 90
Yaya Touré Man City MF 85 1 90
Vincent Kompany Man City DF 81 1 90
James Morrison West Brom MF 79 1 90

It won’t surprise many to see Cesc Fabregas at the top of this list. The Spaniard has been superb since he joined the club over the summer. He offers real control and protection of possession in the middle of the Chelsea team which allows them to build pressure.

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