Swansea, Palace wingers topped Premier League charts in key area this past weekend

Jefferson Montero and Yannick Bolasie featured heavily at the weekend.

Swansea City’s Jefferson Montero and Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie topped the charts for most successful dribbles recorded in the Premier League this past weekend.

Palace hosted Manchester United in a largely forgettable encounter at Selhurst Park as the visitors recorded their third straight goalless draw in all competitions.

On the balance of play, a draw could be construed as a fair result, although the hosts did push for a winner with Bolasie in particular a keen contributor.

The talented winger went looking for the ball and attempted to force the issue in the final third, recording more dribbles than any other player on the pitch.

  TeamDribblesMins Played
Jefferson Montero Swansea 5 79
Yannick Bolasie C. Palace 4 90

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Bolasie’s impressive feat was bettered by only one other Premier League player over the course of the weekend, Swansea’s Jefferson Montero.

The Ecuadorian star has similar traits to that of countryman Antonio Valencia – quick feet, lightening pace and the ability to hit the by-line and provide telling crosses for his strikers.

Against Arsenal, he put visiting fullback Hector Bellerin under all sorts of pressure and it was a fascinating battle between two of the leagues quickest players.

Unfortunately for Montero, his league-high five successful dribbles couldn’t help his side overcome the Gunners as the visitors claimed a comprehensive 3-0 victory.

Still, in a weekend report by The Sun, the former Morelia man has seemingly done enough to warrant Arsene Wenger’s attention as the North London outfit are reportedly keeping tabs on the winger.

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