A statistical sneak peek into the 2019-20 Premier League season – Part I
While football goes beyond just statistics, statistics is what is often used in debates and reflect to some extent a player’s effectiveness on the pitch for his side. We take an extensive look at some of the most intricate statistics in the Premier League this season.
Top scorers –
Jamie Vardy (23 goals)
The Leicester City No. 9 is made of all the stuff of dreams and more. At 27, Vardy made his Premier League debut and after winning the league with the Foxes, he’s now won the Golden Boot. Talk about chasing your dreams!
Danny Ings (22 goals)
Not a usual sight for a mid-table club’s striker in the Premier League to top the scoring charts, but Ings came very close. After a few seasons of injury and comebacks, he’s finally found his feet that made him a top-draw talent growing up.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22 goals)
He keeps doing what he arrived for – scoring goals. Arsenal may be sitting in the bottom half of the table, if not for the heroics of this man. Will he stay the next season?
Raheem Sterling (20 goals)
Raheem Sterling’s life took a turn coming under the wings of Pep Guardiola, who has made him a machine. The machine malfunctions once in a while, but is still a good churner in front of the goal.
Mo Salah (19 goals)
May not be the best of Salah’s season personally, but he has helped Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy after a wait of two decades. He’s already a cult hero at Anfield, and looks likely to add further.
Kevin De Bruyne (20 assists)
You know it would be him, didn’t you? Have we ever seen someone hit the ball so hard and yet so sweetly and straight? Kevin De Bruyne deserves all the accolades and more. Enjoy him while you can.
Trent Alexander Arnold (13 assists)
A boy on a mission, he’s barely 21 years old but creates something whenever he lifts his head up to look into the box. A marauding modern full-back, there’s no stopping him.
Andy Robertson (12 assists)
Liverpool’s priceless two, Robertson was also not far behind in opening his very own supply chain. TAA might have eclipsed him this season, but he will roar back the next.
Mo Salah (10 assists)
Yes, there’s a Liverpool attacker on the list as well. Salah was always so willing to provide supply to the scoring boots of Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mane when he was not putting the back into the back of the net on his own.
Son Hueng-Min (10 assists)
A player who has clearly benefited from the arrival of Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane, Son plays his heart out every time he steps on to the pitch, and could be a breakout star next season. Watch out for him!
Manchester City’s Brazilian custodian benefits massively from the star-studded backline, but mostly stands tall whenever he’s called into the action. A deserving winner of the PL Golden Glove.
Nick Pope (15)
A stand-out star for Burnley this season, Pope continued to give Ederson a run until the deep end of the season but his resilience was broken by a Yves Bissouma stunner. He’s at his peak.
David De Gea (13)
His mistakes might be highlighted more than his heroics, but there’s no doubt that De Gea’s still one of the finest in the world. De Gea pulled off some monumental save to help United win against Leicester 2-0 and jump to third on the table.
Rui Patricio (Joint-third with 13)
Wolves have been entertaining phenomena for the entire league, and while they have been severely unpredictable, Rui Patricio is their calm and assured presence under the bar. Deserves more accolades.
Dean Henderson (Joint-third with 13)
What a season this lad has had! An absolute beast in the box, Henderson commands his defenders like a teacher and is not afraid to come out of his line. David De Gea will look to reduce his mistakes if he wants to keep the United No. 1 slot to himself.
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