The Barclays Premier League is known for its competitiveness and quality of all the 20 teams involved in the top flight. Almost every club has its own star player, their own impact player than can change the course of the game on its head.
This makes sure that the entertainment value is always high in the English domestic league. But what makes it more interesting is the confidence of the players from all over the country. Here is a list of the top 5 dribblers in the Barclays Premier League so far this season.
- Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace):
Alan Pardew started this season with a bang winning games in a hurry but recently they have lost some form and find themselves in the second half of the table. But one man has been exceptional this season for the Eagles. Ex-Manchester United man Wilfred Zaha has been unplayable this season. He has attempted 7.4 dribbles per game in his 28 appearances, 3 more than the average Premier League player this season. He has been influential in all the games for the club and is surely showing what United let go when they put him on sale.
- Ross Barkley (Everton):
The 22-year old England international is only getting better by the day. He announced himself in the last season with a number of good performances and this season he has added some consistency to him and has been one of the best players for the Toffees this season. He has 7 assists to his name and has completed an average of 3.3 dribbles per game. His form has seen him assume an important role in England’s squad at the EURO16 in France later this year. He will have to be consistent if Everton are to play in Europe next season.
- Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City):
With 15 goals and 11 assists to his name in 28 appearances, Mahrez has arguably been the best player in the league this season. He has the ability to drift past a player or two with ease and can score with both his feet. He has attempted a total of 5.6 dribbles per game on an average and has completed 3.2 of them on an average per game. He will surely attract a lot of interest from various clubs and at the age of 25, has loads of room to improve. He will have to continue his performances if Ranieri is to lift the Premier League trophy with the Toffees.
- Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal):
In more than 10 years, the Gunners have a real chance of winning the title this season but the chances are only getting slim by the day. However, the fans will be ecstatic with the performance of fan favorite Alexis Sanchez for the second year running. Sanchez at times seems to be the only player with passion on the field for the Gunners and it is depicted in the fact that he has attempted 5.3 dribbles and completed 2.9 on an average in a game. He looks like he can make things happen in the final third and will have to be at his best if the Emirates franchise is to win any silverware this season.
- Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace):
Known for his skill, tricks and his pace, 26-year old French international Yannick Bolasie has once again been an important player for the Eagles this season. He is a smart player who knows how to get past his man and has attempted 5.3 dribbles on an average per game. He has the ability to create chances and can outrun most defenders in the league. He has always been an asset for the Palace side and will remain one for the rest of the season if Pardew’s wants to get his side out of the glut they find themselves at the moment with 5 back to back losses at home. Bolasie has had no impact in the last few games and will have to find his form quickly for his club’s future.