Scoring goals is the most important part of football, which means stopping them is a close second.
And before goalkeepers are called on to keep shots out, outfield players do their best to tackle the opponent and gain possession of the ball. Some are better at it than others, while a select group of footballers have mastered the art form.
But it’s not just defenders and holding midfielders who contribute with tackles. Indeed, a couple of attacking players feature in the list of the Premier League’s most successful tacklers so far this season.
With that in mind, can you name the player who has won the most tackles for every Premier League team so far this term? Test your knowledge before the clock runs out below.