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Ranked: Most tackles in the Premier League 2019/20 season

By Squawka News

Published: 11:15, 28 July 2020

Tackling is a dying art, right? Wrong.

The Premier League is packed with players who love a challenge, whether they are operating in the centre of the park, battling away in the heart of defence or leading the front line.

Of course, with games in England’s top tier played at high speed, those who do fly into duels must walk a disciplinary tightrope.

However, the risk is often worth the reward as players who wear their heart on their sleeve are very much appreciated by the fans.

With the 2019/20 season over, two players were tied for the top tackler in the Premier League, with only minutes played separating them in the top 10. Both Wilfred Ndidi and Aaron Wan-Bissaka finished the campaign having made 129 tackles, although the former played almost 400 fewer minutes than the Manchester United man.

Do you know which players make up the rest of the top 10 in the 2019/20 season? Well, we’ve looked at the numbers and produced a list of the Premier League’s top tacklers to keep you clued up…

Premier League 2019/20: Most tackles

Players with the same amount of tackles made are separated by minutes played.

Position Player Tackles Minutes Played
1st Wilfred Ndidi 129 2,674
2nd Aaron Wan-Bissaka 129 3,072
3rd Ricardo Pereira 118 2,520
4th Declan Rice 116 3,420
5th Serge Aurier 93 2,705
6th Joao Moutinho 93 3,107
7th James Ward-Prowse 92 3,420
8th Jonny 91 2,890
9th James McArthur 88 3,104
10th Cesar Azpilicueta 86 3,230

(Correct as of 18:30 – 26/07/2020)