The teams & players topping the stats halfway through the CL group stages

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Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City stars are among some of the best players in the Champions League so far this season, according to statistics.

We are now halfway through the group stages of the Champions League, with each club having played three fixtures in the competition.

There have already been a number of surprises: Atletico Madrid remain without a win in a group containing FK Qarabag; Napoli sit outside the top two behind Shakhtar Donetsk; and Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of progressing are almost all but over after a draw and two defeats from their first three games.

The five English clubs, meanwhile, have won 11 and drawn four of their 15 games so far. Even those to have been keeping an eye on the free tips and predictions from Bet and Skill are unlikely to have expected that at the halfway point, but the Premier League’s representatives have produced some of the most impressive results of the competition

Chelsea won at Atletico last month, while this week saw Spurs claim a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid on Tuesday night, Liverpool win 7-0 at Maribor, and Manchester City beat Napoli to make it three wins from three before Manchester United maintained their 100% record 24 hours later.

The Premier League also provides four of the top five-scoring teams in the competition so far, while Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, Christian Eriksen, Andreas Christensen and John Stones are among the leaders in certain statistical rankings.

We’ve taken a look at some of the most important statistics relating to both team and individual performances.

Team goals

PSG – 12
Chelsea – 11
Liverpool – 10
Man City – 8
Man Utd – 8

Chances created

Bayern Munich – 59
Real Madrid – 52
Liverpool – 47
Chelsea – 42
Juventus – 39

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Shot conversion rate

PSG – 34.29%
Chelsea – 28.95%
Besiktas – 28%
Tottenham – 25%
Basel 24.14%

Goals conceded

PSG – 0
Man City – 1
Barcelona – 1
Man Utd – 1
Four clubs – 2

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Individual goals

Harry Kane – 5
Cristiano Ronaldo – 5
Edinson Cavani – 4
Wissam Ben Yedder – 4
Nine players – 3

Assists

Ricardo Quaresma – 3
Ten players – 2

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Chances created

Eden Hazard – 13
Paulo Dybala – 12
Toni Kroos – 12
Christian Eriksen – 10
Marcel Sabitzer – 10

Passing accuracy (Min 90 minutes played)

Andreas Christensen – 96.18%
Sebastian Rudy – 96.08%
Paulinho – 96.03%
Sami Khedira – 96%
John Stones – 95.94%

Shot conversion (Minimum two shots)

John Stones – 100%
Bernard – 100%
Joshua Kimmich – 66.67%
Vincent Aboubakar – 60%
Twenty players – 50%

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Dribbles completed

Neymar – 22
Yacine Brahimi – 19
Kylian Mbappe – 13
Five players – 12

Tackles

Casemiro – 18
Thiago – 15
Adrien Trebel – 14
Atiba Hutchinson – 13
Two players – 12

Interceptions

Dusko Tosic – 15
Praxitelis Vouros – 15
Kieran Tierney – 14
Marek Suchy – 11
Two players – 10


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