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Liverpool & Chelsea stars among EPL's top 10 most dispossessed players

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Sadio Mane, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez have been in exceptional form for their clubs, however all three feature in the top 10 most dispossessed players in the Premier League this season. But who tops the list? 
 
At daily fantasy football game Oulala.com we love a stat, and with the help of our partners over at Opta who feed us an array of player performance data to attribute our extensive points system, we took a look to see if we could find some stats that may come as a surprise and the most dispossessed players certainly do that, especially as it features a number of the Premier League's top performers this season. 
 
Liverpool's Sadio Mane ranks as the joint third most dispossessed player in English football's top flight and is the only Red to make the top 10, having lost possession 36 times in 12 appearances. His sixth spot in our top 10 is based on minutes played. 
 

 
Chelsea's Diego Costa ranks as the seventh most dispossessed player in the Premier League, losing possession 34 times in 13 appearances and is the only Blue to feature. 
 
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez sits joint eighth in our top 10, relinquishing possession on 32 occasions in 13 games and is the only Gunner on our list. 
 
While these inclusions may come as a shock considering how well they've performed, others may not. 
 
A worrying statistic for Crystal Palace fans will be that two of their players feature in the top three most dispossessed this season, especially with the current poor run they are experiencing.
 
As the Premier League's eighth most dispossessed player last season, giving up possession 85 times in 34 appearances, an average of 2.5 per game, Palace's Wilfried Zaha has shot up to top spot this term having been dispossessed 43 times in just 12 appearances, an average of 3.6 times per game. 
 
Zaha's teammate Andros Townsend joins him in the top 10 as the joint third most dispossessed, losing possession 36 times in 13 appearances. 
  
 
Are you shocked by any players in our top 10? Are there any players you expected to feature that didn't? Let us know below...
 
 
 
 
Russell Cane
Content Manager
russ@oulala.com

 

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