93% pass success rate; Ross Barkley impresses in Everton draw with Swansea

The Toffees midfielder caught the eye during a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

Everton’s 0-0 draw with Swansea City on Saturday was a testing one for all concerned, with a number of chances throughout the game.

It was particularly frustrating for a number of Toffees players who put in impressive showings at the Liberty Stadium - with John Stones, James McCarthy and Brendan Galloway all catching the eye.

Another of those to put in a fine display, and continue his excellent start to the season, was Ross Barkley, who despite failing to get on the score sheet or register an assist, was in top form for the Toffees. We decided to take a look at his stats from the game.

  MatchTotal PassAccurate PassTotal Final Third PassesSuccessful Final Third PassesTotal ContestWon ContestTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Ross Barkley Swansea vs Everton 49 46 29 26 5 3 71 2

Starting with his passing, Barkley excelled as he misplaced just three all game - a success rate of 93%.

More than half of those passes came in the final third of the pitch, arguably where Barkley is at his most dangerous, and his distribution in that part of the pitch was equally impressive.

Again, he registered just three stray passes in the final third of the pitch, walking away from the contest with a completion rate of 89%.

One strong point of Barkley’s game is his dribbling, and again this was on point on Saturday, as he had five total contests throughout the game, winning three of them - a success rate of 60%.

In fact, his touches were exquisite throughout the game as he enjoyed 71 in total, but only two of them being unsuccessful, a success rate of 97%.

An impressive performance again from Barkley then, who despite the 0-0 scoreline, once again showed just how good he can be when on top of his game and playing with confidence.

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