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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.

PositionPlayerTake-onsMinutes Played
1stAdama Traoré183 completed2,606
2ndWilfried Zaha163 completed3,280
3rdAllan Saint-Maximin121 completed1,870
4thEmiliano Buendía102 completed2,462
5thNathan Redmond79 completed2,768
6thMateo Kovacic77 completed2,073
7thDwight McNeil77 completed3,344
8thJordan Ayew73 completed3,160
9thJack Grealish73 completed3,234
10thNicolas Pépé72 completed2,015

(Correct as of 18:30 – 26/07/2020)