One of the best things for a football fan to witness is a player moving past opponents like they never existed. The ability to make the ball feel and look like a part of you is something that only a very few players in the world possess right now. Let’s look at the best dribblers of this decade.
5. Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha once again emphasised his importance to #CPFC with the winner against Huddersfield.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 15, 2018
If there is any player that went from being massively over-rated to somewhat under-rated in the space of a few years, it has to be Wilfried Zaha.
Since the 2013/14 campaign, he has not averaged anything below 2.8 dribbles per match in England’s top-flight. Last season, he made 4.2 dribbles per game, making him one of the best statistically across the league.
4. Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane Dembele's record for Barcelona this season:
3 match-winning goals
1 Spanish Super Cup winner
Looking for the people calling him a flop like… pic.twitter.com/JrDFP0kJwI
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) September 18, 2018
Another player with the “serial dribbler” tag, Ousmane Dembele burst onto the scene in Europe with his eye-catching ability to dribble the ball with both feet. In his brief professional career, he has never had a season where he made less than three dribbles per game.
3. Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard hat-trick 🔥 pic.twitter.com/P8sVM63un3
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 15, 2018
Eden Hazard is the Premier League’s best dribbler. In fact, a case could be made about him being the best in the business when it comes to taking on players with the ball at his feet. However, in this list, he finds himself at number three.
Indeed, barring his first season at Stamford Bridge, he has never had a season where he made less than three dribbles per game on average. Last season alone, he completed six dribbles per Premier League match and continues to add more goals and assists to his game.