World Cup stat leaders after first round of games: Trippier, Etebo, Stones…

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Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United players are among some of the leading players after the first round of World Cup fixtures, according to statistics.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the race for the Golden Boot after his hat-trick against Spain, while Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Diego Costa and Denis Cheryshev all bagged braces. Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin, meanwhile, is the only player to record two assists.

But what about the less obvious stats? We’ve looked at which players lead the way in terms of chance creation, dribbles, passing, tackles and interceptions.

Chances created

Kieran Trippier – 6
Aleksandr Golovin – 5
Thomas Muller – 5
Maximiliano Meza – 5
Joshua Kimmich – 5

Dribbles completed

Peter Etebo – 9
Lionel Messi – 8
Amine Harit – 6
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 5
Hector Herrera – 5
Julian Draxler – 5
Neymar – 5
Raheem Sterling 5

Shots

Lionel Messi – 11
Toni Kroos – 6
Antoine Griezmann – 5
Edinson Cavani – 5
Julian Draxler – 5
Miguel Layun – 5
Yuya Osako – 5

Passing accuracy (min 45 mins)

Alisson – 100%
John Stones – 98.6%
Gabriel Gomez – 97.8%
Jesse Lingard – 96.4%
Guillermo Varela – 96.4%

Tackles

Hector Herrera – 8
Wilmar Barrios – 7
Ahmed Fathy – 7
Fidel Escobar – 6
Roman Zobnin – 6
Genki Haraguchi – 6

Interceptions

Jose Gimenez – 9
Jesus Gallardo – 8
Matias Vecino – 6
Ahmed Hegazi – 5
Ki Sung-yeung – 5


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