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REVEALED! 15 key stats highlight Premier League's best players this season

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Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea all boast players at the very top of their game in a host of key stats this season, while Crystal Palace, West Ham and Burnley are also represented. However teams such as Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton all miss out.
 
Using our extensive database of statistics at Oulala.com we can exclusively reveal the 13 Premier League stars leading the way in a total of 15 key areas. 
 
From shots, dribbling and passing to tackles, saves and fouls we've got it all covered at Oulala. 
 
These are the best performers in the Premier League this season, statistically speaking that is... 
 
 
 
Chelsea's Diego Costa leads the Premier League's scoring charts with 14 goals in 19 appearances, an average of a goal every 120 minutes. Twelve of the striker's goals have come from inside the area, while two have come from outside. The Spaniard has scored nine with his right foot, four with his left and one header. 
 
 
 
 
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recorded the most shots (86) in the Premier League this season. The forward has registered 60 attempts at goal inside the area and 26 from outside the box in 19 appearances. The 35-year-old's shot accuracy stands at a relatively healthy 56 per cent. 
 
Stoke City's Joe Allen has registered the best shot accuracy (78%) of any player to have recorded more than 20 shots this season. The midfielder has had 23 attempts at goal with 18 finding the target. The Welshman has found the back of the net five times. 

West Ham's Dimitri Payet is the Premier League's most creative player having created 72 chances for teammates in his 18 appearances. Six of these chances have been converted into assists. 
 
 
 
 
Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois has kept the most clean sheets (11) of any Premier League goalkeeper this term. Ten of those have come in the Blues' last 14 games. 
 
Burnley's Tom Heaton has made the most saves (82) by any keeper in English football's top flight. Each save has come at an average of every 20 minutes. 
 
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson currently stands as the Premier League's top passer having registered 1,391 successful passes in his 19 appearances. The midfielder has averaged a successful pass every 72 seconds at an accuracy of 87 per cent. 
 
 
 
 
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne has recorded the most assists (9) this season. Having created 57 goal scoring opportunities, his teammates have been clinical in converting these into goals.  
 
Chelsea's Eden Hazard is the Premier League's most successful dribbler and the most fouled player this term. The Belgian has completed 88 take-ons and has provoked 62 fouls in his 19 appearances. 
 

 
Everton's Idrissa Gueye
has registered the most successful tackles (71) in the Premier League after the opening 20 games, 14 more than any other player. 
 
Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke is the Premier League's most successful player in the air this term, winning 161 aerial duels in his 18 appearances for his club. The Belgian has featured in the top two in this category in three out of the last four seasons. 
 
 
 
 
Hull City's Curtis Davies leads the Premier League for both interceptions (79) and blocks (32). The 31-year-old has recorded a defensive action (interceptions, blocks, clearances) at an average of one every nine minutes. 
 
Bournemouth's Steve Cook has made the most clearances (199) by any player in English football's top flight this season. 
 

 
 
 
 
Russell Cane
Content Manager
russ@oulala.com
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