In the English Premiership League we have been quite fascinated by the shows and experience a few upset but loads of intrigues and talking points. Here are the stats thus far:
Shots on target – Teemu Pukki (7 out of 10)
Four goals in his first two Premier League games. 29 goals in the Championship last season. A great ‘Finnisher’ (sorry/not sorry).
Shots off target – James Maddison (5 out of 6)
He might not be David Bentley, but he does like to slash an effort wide.
Total tackles – Aaron Wan-Bissaka (15 out of 17)
The most predictable stat on the list. The kid loves a tackle. And Manchester United fans love him already
Dribbled past – Davy Propper (8)
Brighton teammate Pascal Groß has also been dribbled past five times – maybe they won’t sustain their Europa League league position for long.
Most interceptions – Fabian Schar and Wilfred Ndidi (9)
Two of the most underrated footballers in the Premier League. Philip Billing has seven in 130 minutes – a good start after his move to Bournemouth.
Most fouls – Luka Milivojevic (10)
A foul every 18 minutes, four more fouls than anyone else. Milivojevic is always either fouling someone or banging in a penalty.
Most fouled – Daniel James (8)
He has obscene pace. Milivojevic v James on Saturday – could be tasty.
Most clearances – Tyrone Mings (23)
That’s 13 more than £80million Harry Maguire. Mings has also blocked the most shots (6) – England call-up?
Most saves – Hugo Lloris (11)
Successful dribbles – Ricardo Pereira (9 out of 13)
Christian Pulisic completed just four of the 12 dribbles he attempted. Eden Hazard completed 137 out of 204 last season – big (or quick) shoes to fill.
Unsuccessful dribbles – Diogo Jota (9 out of 14)
Is it better to try and fail when dribbling? Five successful dribbles is pretty good actually.
Unsuccessful touches – Joelinton (12)
Apparently this is what you get for £40million these days. Who’d have thought Andy Carroll would be the striker at Newcastle with the most reliable first touch?
Dispossessed – Emiliano Buendia (10)
A beautiful assist at Anfield but the young Argentine could create even more if he kept hold of the ball.
Aerial duels lost – Troy Deeney (25 out of 41)
This also means he has won 16 duels – which is the second highest… Does Troy ever get a ball to feet?
Most passes – Toby Alderweireld (164)
Jorginho has a measly 108 in his two games so far – a poor showing from the ‘pass master’.
Key passes – Kevin De Bruyne (12)
The assist leader with three – KDB should have had at least a couple more in the Spurs game alone with his right foot wand.
Key long passes – Johann Gudmundsson (5)
Fellow Burnley midfielder Ashley Westwood is third on the list as Sean Dyche sticks to plan A.