The best creators, dribblers, passers & more in Europe’s top four leagues

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Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea stars feature among some of the best statistical players in Europe’s top four leagues so far this season.

Earlier this season we looked at some of the stat leaders in the Premier League but have now cast our net a bit wider to include La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga.

There are obviously some familiar faces leading the way when it comes to categories such as goals and assists, but players from the likes of Real Betis, Crystal Palace and SPAL feature in some of the more detailed areas.

In all the categories, we have only included players to have appeared for at least 180 minutes in their respective leagues.

Goals

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 11
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – 11
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – 10
Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – 10
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 9
Mauro Icardi (Inter) – 9
Dries Mertens (Napoli) – 7
Edin Dzeko (Roma) – 7
Cedric Bakambu (Villarreal) – 7
Simone Zaza (Valencia) – 7
Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) – 7

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Assists

David Silva (Man City) – 6
Andres Guardado (Real Betis) – 6
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Man Utd) – 5
Kevin de Bruyne (Man City) – 5
Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) – 5
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – 4
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle) – 4
Adam Ljajic (Torino) – 4
Ivan Perisic (Inter) – 4
Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) – 4
Carlos Soler (Valencia) – 4
Goncalo Guedes (Valencia) – 4
Levin Oztunali (Mainz) – 4
Philipp Max (Augsburg) – 4

Most chances created per 90 mins

Andriy Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund) – 4.2
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – 4.1
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – 4
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – 3.9
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) – 3.7
Joao Mario (Inter) – 3.6
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – 3.6
Marcelo Brozovic (Inter) – 3.6
Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) – 3.6
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – 3.5
Kevin de Bruyne (Man City) – 3.5

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Most successful dribbles per 90 mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal/Liverpool) – 6.3
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 6
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 5
Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) – 5
Douglas Costa (Juventus) – 4.9
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 4.7
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace) – 4.4
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – 4.4
Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – 4.4
Bruma (RB Leipzig) – 4.3

Best pass completion

John Stones (Man City) – 97.1%
Javi Garcia (Real Betis) – 94.8%
Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach) – 94.1%
Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham) – 94%
Federico Mattielo (SPAL) – 94%
Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) – 94%
Nicklas Sule (Bayern Munich) – 93.9%
Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) – 93.7%
Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) – 93.7%
Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) – 93.7%

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Most interceptions per 90 minutes

Pablo Hernandez (Celta Vigo) – 5
Leon Balogun (Mainz) – 4.7
Ignacio Camacho (Wolfsburg) – 4.5
Maximilian Eggestein (Werder Bremen) – 4.1
Medhi Benatia (Juventus) – 4
Abdou Diallo (Mainz 05) – 3.9
Marc Muniesa (Girona) – 3.9
Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Brom) – 3.8
Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund) – 3.8
Victor Sanchez (Espanyol) – 3.7
Stefan de Vrij (Lazio) – 3.7

Most tackles per 90 minutes

Ander Herrera (Man Utd) – 6.5
Bruno Zuculini (Verona) – 6.4
Pedro Obiang (West Ham) – 5.5
Rubén Pérez (Leganes) – 5.3
Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich) – 5.2
Davide Faraoni (Crotone) – 4.6
Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart) – 4.6
Ever Banega (Sevilla) – 4.6
Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves) – 4.6
Mattia Valoti (Verona) – 4.5
Gian-Luca Itter (Wolfsburg) – 4.5
Lukas Kübler (Freiburg) – 4.5
Iñigo Córdoba (Athletic Bilbao) – 4.5


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