A Statistical Look At Palace Players This Season Who Topped Four Categories

We have become obsessed with statistics here at TEB and that is very much what sport has become. While the statistics do not always tell the true story of games, over the course of a season they do give a real picture.

Here we have looked at the Palace players in numbers from the Premier League and compared them with the top rated player in each category, if of course they are not an Eagle.

GOALS

  1. Jordan Ayew 9
  2. Wilfried Zaha 4
  3. Luka Milivojevic, Jeffrey Schlupp, Patrick van Aanholt (3)

The top scorer in the Premier League was Jamie Vardy (23) followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22) and Danny Ings (22).

ASSISTS

  1. James McArthur, Wilfried Zaha (3)
  2. Jordan Ayew, Patrick van Aanholt (2)

The player with the most assists was Kevin de Bruyne (20) followed by Trent Alexander-Arnold (13) and Andrew Robertson (12).

CLEAN SHEETS

The player with the most clean sheets was Ederson (16) followed by Nick Pope (15). Vicente Guaita was 9th in the list with 10.

APPEARANCES

  1. Wilfried Zaha (38)
  2. Jordan Ayew, James McArthur (37)

There are far too many Premier League players that managed 38 appearances this season, there were in fact 29 in total including Wilf.

MINUTES PLAYED

  1. Wilfried Zaha (3280)
  2. Jordan Ayew (3160)
  3. Vicente Guaita (3150)

There were 15 players in the Premier League that played the maximum 3420 minutes of football this season, two were from Manchester United and two were from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wilf was 20th overall.

YELLOW CARDS

  1. Luka Milivojevic (12)
  2. Jefferson Lerma (11)
  3. Jorginho, Romain Saiss, James Tarkowski, Callum Wilson, Granit Xhaka (10)

No surprise really this one, was it? The next most booked Palace player was James McCarthy (9).

RED CARDS

  1. Mamadou Sakho (1)
  2. Christian Benteke (1)

There were three players that were sent off twice this season – Christian Kabasele, David Luiz, Fernandinho

PASSES

  1. Luka Milivojevic (1433)
  2. James McArthur (1428)
  3. Patrick van Aanholt (1216)

The top passer in the Premier League this season was Virgil van Dijk (3259) ahead of Rodrigo (2579) and Harry Maguire (2519).

TOUCHES

  1. Wilfried Zaha (2159)
  2. James McArthur (2098)
  3. Patrick van Aanholt (1937)

The player with the most touches this season was Trent Alexander-Arnold (3664) followed by Virgil van Dijk (3628) and Cesar Azpilicueta (3419).

SHOTS

  1. Wilfried Zaha (61)
  2. Jordan Ayew (58)
  3. Christian Benteke (41)

The player with the most shots was Mohamed Salah (132) ahead of Raul Jimenez (118) and Gabriel Jesus (101).

HIT WOODWORK

  1. Christian Benteke (3)
  2. Jordan Ayew, Scott Dann, Patrick van Aanholt, Joel Ward, Wilfried Zaha (1)

The most times a player hit the woodwork this season was six and that was done by three separate players – Kevin de Bruyne, Marcus Rashford and Danny Ings.

BIG CHANCES MISSED

  1. Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha (5)
  2. Christian Benteke (3)

Gabriel Jesus (24) was the guiltiest of parties here closely followed by Tammy Abraham (22), Roberto Firmino (20) and Chris Wood.

OFFSIDES

  1. Wilfried Zaha (16)
  2. Christian Benteke (12)
  3. Jordan Ayew (9)

The player that was caught offside the most this season was Chris Wood (35) ahead of Callum Wilson (32) and Jamie Vardy (28).

TACKLES

  1. James McArthur (88)
  2. James McCarthy (82)
  3. Joel Ward (69)

The player that made the most tackles this season was Aaron Wan-Bissaka (129) closely followed by Wilfred Ndidi (128) and Ricardo Pereira (119).

FOULS

  1. Jordan Ayew (59)
  2. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Etienne Capoue, James McArthur, James Ward-Prowse (57)

Palace performed will in the fouls table this season, Luka Milivojevic (50) was 12th and Wilfried Zaha (48) in 15th made up the four representatives in the top ten.

DISPOSSESSED

  1. Wilfried Zaha (148)
  2. Jordan Ayew (95)
  3. Emiliano Buendia (80)

The Eagles outperformed the whole Premier League in this category without exception.

CLEARANCES

  1. Gary Cahill (111)
  2. James Tomkins (99)
  3. Joel Ward (82)

The most clearances were made by James Tarkowski (200) followed by Jan Bednarek (193) and Tyrone Mings (189).

SAVES

The most saves were made by Martin Dubravka (140) ahead of Tim Krul (132) and Aaron Ramsdale (129). Our very own Vicente Guaita (110) was 8th in the table.

HIGH CLAIMS

Burnley keeper Nick Pope (52) led the way by some distance from Ben Foster (30) and Tim Krul (29). Vicente Guaita (23) was 6th in the table.

PUNCHES

  1. Vicente Guaita (22)
  2. Tim Krul (20)
  3. Martin Dubravka (18)

The final category of the season sees a triumph for the Eagles as Vicente led the way in punches, and none were aimed as his own defence as far as we know!

PLAYER RATINGS

  1. Wilfried Zaha (6.98)
  2. Jordan Ayew (6.93)
  3. James Tomkins (6.82)
  4. Christian Benteke, James McArthur (6.81)

According to our friends at Who Scored, the top rated player this season was Kevin de Bruyne (7.97) ahead of Ricardo Pereira (7.50) and Adama Traore (7.49).

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