Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi is currently the Premier League's best dribbler

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Aston Villa’s Jordan Amavi has completed more dribbles than Chelsea wizard Eden Hazard.

Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi is the Premier League’s leading player in terms of dribbles, with a whopping tally of 29 after just four matches.

The 21-year-old moved to Villa this summer, joining the club on a five-year contract from Ligue 1 side Nice.

He arguably arrived at Villa Park as an unfamiliar figure to most Premier League observers, though football fans around the United Kingdom are starting to recognise him for a specific skill set.

Clearly given the licence to push forward and provide width for his team, Amavi has so far this season proved to be a useful dribbler with the ball – posting 29 take-ons already.

The dribbling crown over the past few years has certainly been worn by Chelsea's Eden Hazard, with the Blues ace averaging a whopping 7.3 successful take-ons per Premier League match last season.

However, this season the Belgian international’s average has dropped slightly and the Premier League currently has a new dribbling king in the form of Amavi, as per Opta Stats.

  PositionTeamTake-onsAppearances
Jordan Amavi DF Aston Villa 29 4
Eden Hazard MF Chelsea 20 4

Considering his evident talent, it’s perhaps questionable as to why Tim Sherwood doesn’t play the French star in a role further forward and use his dribbling skills to greater effect.

Yet, the youngster is first and foremost a defender and his contributions at the back have also been good, averaging 3.5 tackles and 3.3 interceptions per league encounter.

According to the Daily Mail, Villa paid in the region of £9 million for Amavi, though considering his age and current lack of experience, his potential worth could skyrocket should he keep up his rich vein of form.

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