The Barclays Premier League is home to one of the most talented group of footballers. The 20 teams in the top tier of English Football have some amusing players who can take their side home almost single handedly. The League has never been short of great players and has always produced some great games.
In this article, we will take a look at the players with most successful take-on’s in the 2015-16 season of the Premier League.
1. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – 33
One of the biggest finds of this season has been the Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez. Leicester have started the new season in a positive manner and are placed in the top half of the table after 8 games. Mahrez has been their best player and arguably the pick of the players in the Premier League so far. He has shown great feet and pace to skip past his opponents and has successfully completed 33 take-on’s this season.
2. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 27
The Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has not been at his best this season and it has reflected in the results of his club. Chelsea have been able to take just 8 points from the 8 games so far this season and has failed to impress in any of those games. Even in a bad patch of form, Eden Hazard has been their most influential player. He has made 27 successful take-on’s so far this season and will need to come to the front if he wants his team’s fortunes to change rapidly.
3. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – 24
The Chilean has shown great form in the recent games and has scored loads of goals already this season. He has always been a lively figure on the field and has made things happen for the Gunners whenever he is on the ball. He has the ability to go past a player with ease and has 24 successful take-on’s so far this season. He will hope to continue his good form and contribute to Arsenal’s victories till the end of the season.
4. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 22
Zaha has been one of the most important piece of the puzzle at Crystal Palace for more than an year now. He provides the width and pace down the flanks that helps Palace dictate terms in the final third. He has been influential in many of the attacks for his club and will need to be in good touch if Palace are to hold onto their decent start this season. He has 22 successful take-on’s to his name so far this season and is fourth on the list.
5. Ross Barkley (Everton) – 21
Ross Barkley has not been able to feature for the Toffees at the start of the season but has made a mark as soon as he got his chance. He has been electrifying in the last few games and has often left his defender for dead when in full stretch. He has the ability to provide the extra spark that the team needs and has already given his fans loads to cheer about. He has made 21 successful take-on’s so far this season and will hope that he can continue to contribute to his team’s European ambitions.