The players from the English top tier that make the most tackles on average each game.
For every silky forward with an array of tricks, there is a midfield enforcer breaking up the play and ensuring the attackers can take all the glory.
These stars are no less talented but certainly receive much less recognition, so here at fanatix we’ve uncovered the players from the Premier League this season that have made the most tackles on average per game.
Statistics courtesy of WhoScored.
8=. Joel Ward, Crystal Palace – 3.4 tackles per game
The right-back has been among Palace’s standout performers this term and the Englishman’s tireless work in defence has helped the Eagles concede just four goals in their last five league matches.