Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the third goal during the English Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal in Liverpool, Britain, on Nov. 20, 2021. Liverpool won 4-0.

Every 21-22 PL club’s best goalscorer, creator, dribbler, tackler & more

With most clubs now having played half of their games in the 2021-22 Premier League season, we’ve got a pretty good idea regarding who are the most important players at each club

As always there have been some surprise packages and some flops, with some new signings struggling to adapt quickly enough and some believed to have been halfway out the door suddenly finding form.

While we form ideas on who’s playing best watching the matches, occasionally the stats can reveal that some players have been unsung heroes.

So here’s every single club’s ‘best in class’ for a variety of statistical categories in the Premier League so far this campaign.


Goals: Emile Smith-Rowe (8)
Assists: Bukayo Saka (4)
Big chances created: Bukayo Saka (6)
Successful dribbles: Emile Smith Rowe (23)
Successful tackles: Takehiro Tomiyasu (27)
Interceptions: Ben White (23)
Shots blocked: Gabriel (15)

Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli celebrates. Emirates Stadium, London. Wednesday December 15, 2021.

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Aston Villa

Goals: Ollie Watkins (5)
Assists: Douglas Luiz (3)
Big chances created: Emiliano Buendia and John McGinn (4)
Successful dribbles: John McGinn (22)
Successful tackles: Matty Cash (47)
Interceptions: Matty Cash (30)
Shots blocked: Tyrone Mings (17)


Goals: Ivan Toney (4)
Assists: Ivan Toney and Sergi Canos (2)
Big chances created: Ivan Toney (4)
Successful dribbles: Bryan Mbuemo (19)
Successful tackles: Christian Norgaard (53)
Interceptions: Christian Norgaard (29)
Shots blocked: Pontus Jansson (8)


Goals: Neal Maupay (7)
Assists: Jaku Moder (3)
Big chances created: Jakub Moder (3)
Successful dribbles: Leandro Trossard (33)
Successful tackles: Yves Bissouma (36)
Interceptions: Yves Bisouma (23)
Shots blocked: Lewis Dunk (17)


Goals: Maxwel Cornet (5)
Assists: Ashley Westwood (3)
Big chances created: Ashley Westwood (4)
Successful dribbles: Dwight McNeil (35)
Successful tackles: Dwight McNeil (43)
Interceptions: Charlie Taylor (38)
Shots blocked: James Tarkowski (25)


Goals: Mason Mount (7)
Assists: Mateo Kovacic and Reece James (5)
Big chances created: Mason Mount (6)
Successful dribbles: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (26)
Successful tackles: Jorginho (29)
Interceptions: Marcos Alonso (27)
Shots blocked: Thiago Silva (20)

Crystal Palace

Goals: Conor Gallagher (6)
Assists: Conor Gallagher and Odson Edouard (3)
Big chances created: Conor Gallagher (5)
Successful dribbles: Wilfried Zaha (33)
Successful tackles: Tyrik Mitchell (55)
Interceptions: Cheikhou Kouyate (28)
Shots blocked: Marc Guehi (16)


Goals: Demarai Gray (5)
Assists: Abdoulaye Docoure (4)
Big chances created: Richarlison (4)
Successful dribbles: Demarai Gray (25)
Successful tackles: Allan (44)
Interceptions: Michael Keane (40)
Shots blocked: Michael Keane (18)


Goals: Raphinha (8)
Assists: Patrick Bamford (2)
Big chances created: Raphinha (4)
Successful dribbles: Raphinha (38)
Successful tackles: Stuart Dallas (46)
Interceptions: Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas (28)
Shots blocked: Liam Cooper and Luke Ayling (16)


Goals: Jamie Vardy (9)
Assists: Kelechi Iheanacho (4)
Big chances created: James Maddison (5)
Successful dribbles: Ademola Lookman (19)
Successful tackles: Wilfred Ndidi (47)
Interceptions: Wilfred Ndidi (31)
Shots blocked: Caglar Soyuncu (13)


Goals: Mo Salah (15)
Assists: Mo Salah (9)
Big chances created: Mo Salah (11)
Successful dribbles: Mo Salah (37)
Successful tackles: Naby Keita (27)
Interceptions: Trent Alexander-Arnold (25)
Shots blocked: Virgil van Dijk (12)

Mo Salah applauds as he leaves the field in the match between Liverpool and Newcastle, Anfield, Liverpool, 16/12/21

READ: 10 incredible stats behind Mo Salah’s 15-match PL goal & assist streak

Manchester City

Goals: Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling (7)
Assists: Gabriel Jesus (7)
Big chances created: Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva (6)
Successful dribbles: Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling (54)
Successful tackles: Rodri (39)
Interceptions: Joao Cancelo (34)
Shots blocked: Ruben Dias (11)

Manchester United

Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (7)
Assists: Paul Pogba (7)
Big chances created: Bruno Fernandes (8)
Successful dribbles: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (21)
Successful tackles: Fred (39)
Interceptions: Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay (17)
Shots blocked: Harry Maguire (18)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the match with Newcastle. 27 December 2021. St James' Park.

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Newcastle United

Goals: Callum Wilson (6)
Assists: Allan Saint-Maximin (3)
Big chances created: Allan Saint-Maximin (4)
Successful dribbles: Allan Saint-Maximin (79)
Successful tackles: Jacob Murphy (37)
Interceptions: Joelinton (19)
Shots blocked: Jamal Lascelles (18)

Norwich City

Goals: Teemu Pukki (5)
Assists: Max Aarons, Dimitris Giannoulis, Billy Gilmour, Mathias Normann, Milot Rashica (1)
Big chances created: Max Aarons, Lukas Rupp, Teemu Pukki (2)
Successful dribbles: Max Aarons (21)
Successful tackles: Max Aarons (37)
Interceptions: Grant Hanley (29)
Shots blocked: Ben Gibson, Grant Hanley (16)


Goals: James Ward-Prowse (5)
Assists: Nathan Redmond (4)
Big chances created: Nathan Redmond (6)
Successful dribbles: Kyle Walker-Peters (25)
Successful tackles: Oriol Romeu (43)
Interceptions: Mohammed Salisu (44)
Shots blocked: Jan Bednarek (13)

Tottenham Hotspur

Goals: Son Heung-min (8)
Assists: Sergio Reguilon, Lucas Moura (3)
Big chances created: Harry Kane (6)
Successful dribbles: Lucas Moura (41)
Successful tackles: Emerson Royal (46)
Interceptions: Sergio Reguilon (27)
Shots blocked: Eric Dier (15)


Goals: Emmanuel Dennis (8)
Assists: Emmanuel Dennis (5)
Big chances created: Emmanuel Dennis (5)
Successful dribbles: Emmanuel Dennis, Moussa Sissoko (24)
Successful tackles: Juraj Kucka (36)
Interceptions: Craig Cathcart (19)
Shots blocked: Craig Cathcart (16)

West Ham

Goals: Michail Antonio (7)
Assists: Jarrod Bowen (7)
Big chances created: Jarrod Bowen (7)
Successful dribbles: Jarrod Bowen (34)
Successful tackles: Tomas Soucek (42)
Interceptions: Declan Rice (32)
Shots blocked: Craig Dawson (23)


Goals:  Hwang Hee-chan (4)
Assists: Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez (2)
Big chances created: Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez, Ruben Neves, Adama Traore (3)
Successful dribbles: Adama Traore (80)
Successful tackles: Nelson Semedo (38)
Interceptions: Romain Saiss (35)
Shots blocked: Conor Coady (17)

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