Week 8 – Dribbling Stats


Game Week 8 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 the most successful number of take ons as well as the teams with the most touches by field zone. We will also hone in on specific outstanding performers.

Definitions

Take Ons – Attempted dribble past an opponent
Take Ons Successful – Successful Take Ons/Total Take Ons
Final 3rd Touches – Touches made in the opponent’s 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 6 for Successful Take-Ons (adjusted by successful percentage)

1. Townsend – 26 – 76.5%
2. Oxlade-Chamberlain – 18 – 81.8%
3. Salah – 18 – 72%
4. King – 18 – 60%
5. Mahrez – 18 – 43.9%
6. Bakayoko – 17 – 81%
7. Loftus-Cheek – 17 – 73.9%
8. Willian – 17 – 65.4%
9. Matic – 16 – 80%
10. Redmond – 16 – 76.2%

Attempted Take-Ons and Successful Take-Ons(hover over for numerical values)

Penalty Box Touches(PBT) of Top 6 Players by Goal Involvement

1. Agüero – 6 Goals, 3 Assists – 47 Penalty Box Touches = 5.22 PBT per goal/assist
3. Lukaku – 7 Goals, 1 Assists – 47 Penalty Box Touches = 5.88 PBT per goal/assist
3. Sterling – 6 Goals, 2 Assist – 63 Penalty Box Touches = 7.88 PBT per goal/assist
4. Kane – 6 Goals, 0 Assists – 61 Penalty Box Touches = 10.2 PBT per goal/assist
5. Sterling – 1 Goals, 4 Assist – 49 Penalty Box Touches = 9.8 PBT per goal/assist
6. Richarlison – 1 Goals, 3 Assists – 53 Penalty Box Touches = 13.25 PBT per goal/assist

Top 6 Teams as of Game Week 6

1. Manchester City
2. Manchester United
3. Tottenham
4. Watford
5. Chelsea
6. Arsenal

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