– Arteta has made more successful passes than any other player this season (2517), followed by Carrick (2443) and Yaya Toure (2246).
– Arteta has averaged a higher number of passes per game than any other player this season (80.9), followed by Toure (78.9) and Carrick (77.1). These three are separated by at least an average of 12 more passes per game than any other player in the league.
– Of the midfielders at the top four clubs, Scholes has the best passing accuracy (92.4%), followed by Arteta (91.5%) and Cleverley (90.2%).
– Of the midfielders at the top four clubs, Scholes has the best passing accuracy in the attaching half (90%), followed by Arteta (89%), and Cleverley, Kagawa, Toure and Mikel (85%).
– Of the midfielders at the top four clubs, Ramires has the fewest passes per game (37), Lampard has the worst passing accuracy (82%), and Lampard and Oscar have the worst passing accuracy in the attacking half (75%).
– Of the midfielders at the top four clubs, Scholes has made tackles more regularly than any other player (one every 28 minutes on the pitch), followed by Ramires (30) and Carrick (37).
– Silva has the highest tackle success rate (91%) but roughly makes just one tackle per game, with only three midfielders at the top four clubs putting in fewer tackles than him. Scholes, Cleverley and Ramires have some of the best records for tackling, in terms of how successful they are at winning the ball whilst also taking in to consideration how regularly they put in tackles.
– Arteta made more interceptions per game than any midfielder at the top clubs (2.9), followed by Carrick (2.1) and Cazorla (1.8).
– Hazard has the lowest tackle success rate (29%) and Mata is the least regular tackler (one every 196 minutes). Scholes has the worst discipline record with a foul, on average, every 39 minutes, followed by Arteta (40) and Mikel (47).
– Mata played a part in 24 goals, through goals and assists (32% of Chelsea’s total goals), followed by Cazorla with 23 goals/assists and Hazard with 18 goals/assists.
– Silva has created goalscoring chances for his team mates more often than any other midfielder at a top four club, with one chance every 24 minutes, followed by Mata (every 29 minutes), and Cazorla (every 35 minutes).
– Just five midfielders at top four clubs scored more goals than Kagawa this season (Mata, Cazorla, Hazard, Lampard and Toure), and all of them played in more games than him.
– John Obi Mikel was the least creative midfielder at a top four club, with 0 goals and assists, and creating a chance every 233 minutes (one every 4 hours).
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