The season so far in stats

Last updated : 22 January 2016 By DSG

The Premier League title race is expected to be one of the tightest in recent years with just one pointseparating first to third

Arsenal currently lead on goal difference over surprise package Leicester but Manchester City remains in the mix just one point adrift after 22 games

Tottenham and Manchester United have been touted as potential contenders if they can hit a good run of form and the leaders drop points

We take a look at the stats of the season so farÂ…



Romelu Lukaku (Everton) and Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

The race for the golden boot contains a number of unlikely challengers this season

Sergio Aguero was the pre-season favourite for the award but has been plagued by injuries yet again

The Argentine has still registered 10 goals this season; 5 of which came against Newcastle at Etihad despite only making 15 appearances for the Citizens

Odion Ighalo is currently tied for second place with Riyad Mahrez with both players registering 13 goals for Watford and Leicester respectively

Romelu Lukaku is currently tied at the top with one of the stars of the season so far in Jamie Vardy

Lukaku has been Everton’s most important player this season and is starting to look worth the mammoth £27m paid by the Toffees for his services

Only Vardy and Phillippe Coutinho have taken more shots than Lukaku this season who has a shot accuracy of 51%

On the other hand, England and Leicester striker Vardy made history this season by breaking Ruud van NistelrooyÂ’s record of scoring in consecutive games on his way to become joint top goal scorer

VardyÂ’s goals have been one of the main reasons Claudio RanieriÂ’s men are well and truly in the title race

All of VardyÂ’s goals have come inside the area and the Foxes will hope the goals will continue to flow after the 29 year old recovers from a recent run of niggling injuries


Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

ArsenalÂ’s German playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has been one of the pivotal reasons that the Gunners are currently perched at the top of the Premier League

Ozil has rediscovered the form that prompted Arsene Wenger to pay £42m in order to prise the German international from Real Madrid

After heavy criticism last season, Ozil is back to his best and has registered 16 Premier League assists; meaning he is on course to break Thierry HenryÂ’s record

He has created 86 chances this season maintaining an 88% pass completion rate

The 27 year old has averaged a chance every 20 minutes this season which could lead Arsenal to their first title since 2004.


Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Much has been made of the emergence of Stoke keeper Jack Butland and his quest to displace current England number one Joe Hart from his place in between the stick

Butland has been superb for the Potters this season but still has a lot to do as Hart is currently in the lead for this seasonÂ’s Golden Gloves

After being dropped early in Manuel PellegriniÂ’s reign, Hart has provided City with some fantastic displays and has come to their questionable defenceÂ’s rescue many a time

He has The Season In Stats So Faraveraged 2 saves a game and has been awarded SquakwaÂ’s Keeper of the Week on five occasions as well as boasting a 97% claim success from deliveries into his area.


Ki Sung-Yung (Swansea)

For players who have played over 20 games this season, Swansea midfield tops the stats table for passing accuracy

The South Korean has completed 91% of his 850 passes this season; of which 64% were played forward

Despite his high passing completion, Ki has only registered one assist and created 16 chances this season

Ki has averaged 47 passes per game this season as Swansea linger above the relegation zone following a poor run of form


Erik Pieters (Stoke)

Louis Van Gaal once told Stoke defender Erik Pieters that his chances of breaking into the Dutch national team would be minimal should he accept a move to the Britannia

However, Stoke have been one of the stand out teams this season under Mark Hughes as the Welshman looks to complete their transformation from a long ball team

Pieters has been a vital part of that transformation, winning 65 tackles this season; the most in the league thus far

The 27 year old has made 66 interceptions, 70 clearances and 11 blocks this season as well as creating 13 chances from the left back positions

Pieters has a 77% pass accuracy this season


Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (Watford)

Right Back Cedric (Southampton)

Centre Back Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)

Centre Back Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)

Left Back Jonny Evans (West Brom)

Right Midfield Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)

Centre Midfield Ross Barkley (Everton)

Centre Midfield Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

Left Midfield Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

Striker Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

Striker Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

(Stats courtesy of Squakwa, TransferMarkt, WhoScored)

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Source : DSG

Source: DSG