Who were the best midfielders in September? Di Maria, Henderson and more

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Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Hull City, Arsenal and Liverpool stars all feature.

The midfielders are the heartbeat of any side. They played versatile roles, protecting a defence and creating an extra threat behind the main strikers.

There were plenty of standout performances from midfielders in the Premier League during September and we’ve decided to focus on the best players in five key areas of the stats.

Goals

  TeamPosGoalsAppsMins
Nacer Chadli Spurs MF 2 3 211
Ángel Di María Man Utd MF 2 3 247
Mohamed Diamé West Ham MF 2 3 259
Ander Herrera Man Utd MF 2 3 254
Mile Jedinak Crystal Palace MF 2 3 270

There’s nothing to separate the best players in terms of goals. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will be pleased to see two players in this section, with Angel Di Maria in particular having an instant impact on United’s attack. Tottenham Hotspur star Nacer Chadli also deserves a mention, with an important goal against Arsenal last weekend.

Assists

  TeamPosGoal AssistAppsMins
Stewart Downing West Ham MF 3 3 270
Chris Brunt West Brom MF 2 3 250
Ángel Di María Man Utd MF 2 3 247
Graham Dorrans West Brom MF 2 3 270
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea MF 2 3 262

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has been getting the rave reviews but it’s West Ham United player Stewart Downing who had the most assists in September. His form is superb at the moment as the Hammers have been able to climb the table.

Tackles

  TeamPosWon TackleAppsMins
Mohamed Diamé West Ham MF 13 3 259
Tom Cleverley Aston Villa MF 10 3 266
Craig Gardner West Brom MF 10 3 267
Mile Jedinak Crystal Palace MF 10 3 270
James Milner Man City MF 10 3 270

Hull City star Mo Diame has made it very difficult for teams to play fluent football against the Tigers. He’s tackled well, breaking up the play frequently and has given Hull a real presence in the middle of their team this season.

Dribbles

  TeamPosWon ContestAppsMins
Eden Hazard Chelsea MF 15 3 248
Erik Lamela Spurs MF 12 3 270
Jack Wilshere Arsenal MF 12 3 165
Leroy Fer QPR MF 10 3 270
Victor Moses Stoke MF 9 3 251

Once again Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard sits at the top of the list of players with the most dribbles in September. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will also be pleased to see Jack Wilshere’s game developing and growing stronger in this area, as he provides a extra threat from midfield.

Accurate Passes

  TeamPosAccurate PassAppsMins
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea MF 268 3 262
Gareth Barry Everton MF 226 3 270
Jordan Henderson Liverpool MF 218 3 270
Nemanja Matic Chelsea MF 204 3 270
Daley Blind Man Utd MF 197 3 270

Fabregas was the most accurate player in terms of passes last month, which won’t be any surprise to Chelsea fans who have watched him play. Jordan Henderson has protected the ball well and LvG will be pleased to see another of his summer signings, Daley Blind, having an instant impact on the team.

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