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According to WhoScored, these ten players have averaged more tackles per game than anyone else in the Premier League this campaign.
10) Erik Pieters – Stoke City – 3.3 tackles per match
The Dutch international has done well since his move from the Eredivisie last summer, cementing a position on the left of Stoke’s back four. He does his job without fuss, and prides himself on his strong physical presence at the back.
9) Aaron Ramsey – Arsenal – 3.3 tackles per match
If he hadn’t been crocked for half the campaign, Ramsey could well have been in with a chance of winning the Premier League Player of the Year award, such was his ludicrously good form before Christmas.