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Most take-ons completed: Premier League 2019/20 season final standings

By Squawka News

Most dribbles: Premier League 2019/20

Published: 11:35, 28 July 2020

With Eden Hazard gone, the title of best dribbler in the Premier League was up for grabs in the 2019/20 season and it brought an exciting battle.

England‘s top tier is brimming with players who love nothing more than taking on their opposite man – and are pretty handy at winning their one-on-one duels.

Winning said duels can often be the difference between three points and zero. As a result, players capable of operating in tight areas and beating a challenge do not come cheap. Just ask anyone who will be looking to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer.

But the Ivorian’s 163 completed take-ons in 2019/20 was not enough to secure him top spot. That honour fell to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore who completed 183 in total, while playing over 600 fewer minutes than Zaha.

Two other others breached the 100 mark, while there are a few perhaps surprise names filling out the Premier League’s top 10 for the 2019/20 season. So, who made it?

Most dribbles: Premier League 2019/20 season take ons

Players with the same amount of take-ons completed are separated by minutes played.

Position Player Take-ons Minutes Played
1st Adama Traoré 183 completed 2,606
2nd Wilfried Zaha 163 completed 3,280
3rd Allan Saint-Maximin 121 completed 1,870
4th Emiliano Buendía 102 completed 2,462
5th Nathan Redmond 79 completed 2,768
6th Mateo Kovacic 77 completed 2,073
7th Dwight McNeil 77 completed 3,344
8th Jordan Ayew 73 completed 3,160
9th Jack Grealish 73 completed 3,234
10th Nicolas Pépé 72 completed 2,015

(Correct as of 18:30 – 26/07/2020)



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