Premier league has paved way for the dreaded international break. The fans don’t like this period, the Coaches live in fear of injuries and players fake sickness to stay away. World Cup qualifiers are done for many countries but for those engaged in playoffs, it is a very important break. Today, we focus on best tacklers in the English league so far this season.
7. Tiemoué Bakayoko- 30 tackles
Chelsea finds themselves in the fourth place in the Premier League table with 22 points after 11 matches. They have lost 3 matches so far this season, the same number they lost last season on their way to the title. Last weekend they defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to get back to winning ways.
The Blues new acquisition Tiemoué Bakayoko has settled down well in London after his arrival last summer from AS Monaco. He has made 30 tackles so far this season, two more than N’Golo Kanté who has 28. The two will be key to Antonio Conte team this season.
6. Oriol Romeu- 33 tackles
Southampton midfield maestro Oriol Romeu continues to do his job at St. Marys. The Spaniard has resurrected his career after a terrible run since he switched to Chelsea from Barcelona. He has completed 33 tackles so far this season to help his club garner 13 points in 11 matches.
5. Dale Stephens- 34 tackles
Brighton and Hove Albion have surprised everybody and silenced all their critics. The Pundits said Chris Hughton side will be relegated immediately this season but that looks highly unlikely if they continue getting results. The newly-promoted side has collected 15 points in 11 matches to occupy 8th place in the table. Dale Stephens 34 tackles is part of the reason why they are doing very well.
4. Idrissa Gueye- 35 tackles
Everton managed to win their third match this season against Watford despite going 2-0 behind. The Toffees jumped out of the relegation zone to occupy 15th place in the table with 11 points after 11 matches. The journey to survive is on and a new boss is set to focus on that for now after a poor start under former boss Ronaldo Koeman. Senegalese central midfielder Idrissa Gueye has made 35 tackles so far to make survival a reality.
2=Pablo Zabaleta- 37 tackles
Manchester City outcast has finally found a new home in London called West Ham United. Pep Guardiola refused to renew his contract but the Hammers thought he still has two years in his locker. The return has been great so far despite lack of pace. The Argentine has made 37 tackles so far even though that was not enough to save Slaven Bilic job. David Moyes has replaced him at the helm for the remainder of the season.
2=Aaron Mooy- 37 tackles
Huddersfield Town pulled off a masterstroke a couple of weeks ago when they defeated the mighty Manchester United 2-1 at home. Aaron Mooy was one of the goalscorers. He has also made 37 tackles so far this season to propel his club to position 10 with 15 points in 11 matches.
1. Wilfred Ndidi- 46 tackles
Leicester City appointed former Southampton manager Claude Puel a fortnight ago after sacking Claudio Ranieri successor Craig Shakespeare. The result has been positive but when a club decides to start sacking and hiring at will the behavior never stops.
Nigerian international Wilfred Ndidi will be important to the new manager because he is the most important player in midfield. He has made 46 tackles to help his side collect 13 points in 11 matches.