Stats: Who were the best Premier League players over the weekend?

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Arsenal, Liverpool, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Swansea City stars all feature.

The Premier League produced no shortage of drama and talking points over the weekend with Tottenham Hotspur defeated and Southampton playing superbly for a 1-0 win at Manchester United.

Arsenal were comfortable winners against Stoke, Chelsea re-established their lead at the top and Burnley managed to haul themselves out of the bottom three.

Here are the best players over the weekend across a number of stats areas.

Goals

  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 2 1 90
Scott Arfield MF Burnley 1 1 90
Charlie Austin FW QPR 1 1 90
Saido Berahino FW West Brom 1 1 90
Andy Carroll FW West Ham 1 1 90

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was the main man in terms of goals scored, bagging more than any other player. He’s quickly turning into arguably Arsene Wenger’s most important player at the moment.

Assists

  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Victor Anichebe FW West Brom 1 1 17
Leighton Baines DF Everton 1 1 90
Fabio Borini FW Liverpool 1 1 67
Nacer Chadli MF Tottenham 1 1 90
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 1 1 90

There’s nothing to separate the top performers in terms of assists from the weekend, with Sanchez again appearing on the list. Fabio Borini’s performance for Liverpool will do his confidence no harm at all.

Saves

  PositionTeamSavesAppearancesMins Played
Tom Heaton GK Burnley 6 1 90
Robert Green GK QPR 5 1 90
Hugo Lloris GK Tottenham 5 1 90
Petr Cech GK Chelsea 4 1 90
Julian Speroni GK C. Palace 4 1 90

Burnley shot stopper Tom Heaton deserves big praise because his performance in the 2-1 win against QPR helped his side secure three vital points, which has helped them climb out of the bottom three.

Tackles Won

  PositionTeamWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Martin Kelly DF C. Palace 6 1 90
James McArthur MF C. Palace 6 1 90
Marc Albrighton MF Leicester 5 1 72
Rémy Cabella MF Newcastle 5 1 90
Damien Delaney DF C. Palace 5 1 90

The Crystal Palace duo did well to prevent Tottenham Hotspur from getting a hold of the game at Selhurst Park over the weekend. Kelly and McArthur were superb in terms of getting stuck in and breaking up Tottenham’s rhythm and tempo.

Accurate Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Tom Carroll MF Swansea 99 1 90
Angel Rangel DF Swansea 86 1 90
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 83 1 90
Cesc Fàbregas MF Chelsea 77 1 90
Jordan Henderson MF Liverpool 77 1 90

Tottenham Hotspur owned Tom Carroll secured more passes for temporary club Swansea City, than any other midfielder over the weekend. He helped Swansea control the ball and get back into the match against West Ham.

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