Stats: Aston Villa star is the best in the Premier League in this area

Trinity Road Stand - Aston Villa

Aston Villa's Fabian Delph has been the most successful dribbler in the Premier League so far this season.

Aston Villa's Fabian Delph has emerged as the Premier League's dribble king. 

The midfield star, who has been in fine form since the start of the season, rounds players more successfully than any other player in England's top flight.

Of all the Premier League players to complete over 10 dribbles this season, Delph has proven to be the hardest to stop, beating the likes of Chelsea's Erik Lamela, Sunderland's Adam Johnson and Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela to the crown.

  PositionTeamBeating A Player AccuracyDribbles WonAppearancesMins Played
Fabian Delph MF Aston Villa 79.0% 15 6 540
Leroy Fer MF QPR 75% 12 5 427
Adam Johnson MF Sunderland 75% 12 5 386
Eden Hazard MF Chelsea 64.6% 31 6 505
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 55% 11 5 318
Erik Lamela MF Tottenham 52.6% 20 6 511
Sergio Agüero FW Man City 52.2% 12 6 348

Delph has completed a staggering 79% of his 16 runs this season and it highlights his ability in possession.

The former Leeds United man is beginning to flourish and show exactly why the club invested so much money in him all those years ago.

As a teenager, Delph was regarded as one of the country's finest prospects, but his career has rather plateaued off in recent times.

However, over the past year he has become one of Villa's main stars and this stat shows how vital he is to driving them forward from midfield.

Paul Lambert's side have deliberately set-up to counter attack teams this season and Delph's ability to move them up the pitch has been key in their success.

The Claret and Blue remain in the upper echelons of the Premier League table, despite losing their last two games, after a brilliant start which has belied expectations.

Many had expected Villa to struggle against the drop this campaign, but they have proven to be more than a match to some of the biggest clubs in the division - with a win over Liverpool a particular highlight.

If they are to keep up this promising form then they will be relying on Delph to continue impressing from midfield, but his dominance in this area shows that Villa fans can be confident when their star midfielder is in possession. 

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