Chelsea’s Spanish also makes the list…
(All stats courtesy of WhoScored)
10) Erik Pieters – Stoke City – 3.5 tackles per match
The Dutchman arrived in the summer from PSV, and has been a constant in Stoke’s team. He has a cultured left-foot, but is not afraid to get stuck in when it’s needed.
9) Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea – 3.6 tackles per match
The Spanish fullback has been excellent for an ever improving Chelsea side this term, and kept Ashley Cole out of the side at left-back before the Englishman was recalled due to Branislav Ivanovic’s injury.