Crystal Palace are certainly providing the aerial service this season.
Southampton's Ryan Bertrand in action with Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon
The Premier League season is now five games old and whilst it is too early in the season to be making assumptions about who will finish where or who the stars of the show will be come the end of the campaign, it is still interesting to see how the statistics are shaping up at this early stage of the season.
So which Premier League player has been the most proficient crosser of a ball so far this season?
Crystal Palace fans will be pleased to see that it is their midfield star Jason Puncheon who leads the way.
|Position||Team||Accurate Cross||Appearances||Mins Played|
|Jason Puncheon||MF||C. Palace||16||5||437|
|Kevin De Bruyne||MF||Man City||11||5||432|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||11||5||447|
|Andros Townsend||MF||C. Palace||11||5||432|
The left-footed star has been one of the Premier League’s most under-rated players for some time now and that has certainly been the case once again this term.
His form for Palace has been strong this season and his crossing ability makes him a deadly threat from set-piece situations.
Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend
The rest of the top five is made up of several other set-piece specialists, with Willian of Chelsea second – although he has played less games.
It is then a four-way tie for third – with Stewart Downing, Wayne Rooney, Kevin De Bruyne and Puncheon’s Palace team-mate Andros Townsend all tied on 11 accurate crosses so far this season.
Crystal Palace really are the crossing kings.
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