Liverpool and Manchester City battlers also feature…
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10) Erik Pieters – Stoke – 3.4 tackles per game
The Dutch fullback arrived in the summer from PSV, and has been a virtual ever present for the Potters.
9) Joel Ward – Crystal Palace – 3.5 tackles per game
The young Englishman works extremely hard for the entire 90 minutes, and suits new manager Tony Pulis’s direct football philosophy perfectly.