Week 5 – Dribbling Stats


Game Week 5 of the Premier League has finished and it is time to look at the updated cumulative dribbling stats. In this article, we will take a look at the teams with most successful take on’s as well as teams with the most touches by field zone. We will also hone in on specific outstanding performers.

Definitions

Take On’s – Attempted dribble past an opponent
Take On’s Successful – Successful Take Ons/ Total Take Ons
Opposition Half Touches -Touches made in the opponents half
Final 3rd Touches – Touches made in the opponents final 3rd (roughly 30-40 yards from opponent’s goal)
Penalty Box Touches– Touches made in the penalty box (The penalty area or 18-yard box)

Top 10 Individual Leaders as of Game Week 5 for Successful Take-On’s
1. Ox/Townsend – 17
3. Mahrez/Loftus-Cheek – 14
5. Pogba/King – 13
7. Matic – 12
8.Willian/Carillio/Sterling- 11

Attempted Take-On’s and Successful Take-On’s (hover over for numerical values)

The top 6 in the league with Penalty Box Touches (PBT): City, United, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, Southhampton
1. Aguero – 5 Goals, 2 Assists – 34 Pen Box touches = 4.86 pbt per goal/assist
2. Lukaku – 5 Goals, 1 Assists – 35 Pen Box touches = 5.83 pbt per goal/assist
3. Vardy – 4 Goals, 0 Assists – 16 Pen Box touches = 4 pbt per goal/assist
4. Jesus – 4 Goals, 0 Assists – 22 Pen Box touches = 5.5 pbt per goal/assist
5. Welbeck – 3 Goals, 1 Assists – 23 Pen Box touches = 5.75 pbt per goal/assist
6. Morata – 3 Goals, 2 Assists – 21 Pen Box touches = 4.2 pbt per goal/assist

Touches: Penalty Box, Final 3rd, Opposition Half (hover over bubbles)

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