Stats: Andy Carroll leads the Premier League for headers won

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West Ham United forward Andy Carroll has been dominant in the air this season.

West Ham United forward Andy Carroll is the most aerially dominant player in the Premier League by a considerable distance. 

Carroll has won an average of over nine headers per match this season and he is, therefore, miles clear of his nearest rivals in this respect. 

  PositionTeamHeaders won per gameAppearancesMins Played
Andy Carroll FW West Ham 9.25 12 929
Federico Fazio DF Tottenham 5.5 12 1057
Peter Crouch FW Stoke 5.3 20 1213
Christian Benteke FW Aston Villa 4.69 13 1075
James Tomkins DF West Ham 4.62 16 1381
Mile Jedinak MF C. Palace 4.61 18 1617

Tottenham Hotspur defender Federico Fazio is his closest competitor in the top flight, but the defender's 5.5 headers won per match is barely comparable to Carroll's record.

It shows the striker's worth to the Hammers and highlights exactly what he brings to the side.

Carroll actually missed the start of the campaign through injury, but he is arguably enjoying his best spell of form since leaving Newcastle United back in 2011 now. 

The 26-year-old has obviously caught the eye with his power, but his technical ability has also won many admirers and if he can keep these sort of performance levels up then West Ham will have one of the most feared forward lines in the division.

Carroll is starting to show the makings of a great partnership with Enner Valencia and with Diafra Sakho moving closer to fitness, competition for places at the Boleyn Ground is hotting up. 

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