Most tackles in the season .Top 10 Tackles Premier laegue 2019/20< Premier League 2019/20: Wilfred Ndidi top’s Most tackles list
Leicester City are enjoying life in the Premier League top four, currently sitting second, and special recognition should be given to duo Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira.
The defensive midfielder had the hard task of replacing N’Golo Kante in the Leicester line up in 2016, but has made sure the Foxes have not missed their former star, while Pereira has become one of the first names on Brendan Rodgers’ teamsheet at right-back.Leicester City are enjoying life in the Premier League top four, currently sitting second, and special recognition should be given to duo Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira.
In fact, thus far, this Foxes’ duo populate the top spots in the list of Premier League’s top tacklers, with Ndidi ahead on 66 having made four against Everton on Sunday. He sits eight ahead of teammate Pereira, who has made 58 across the season so far.
Pereira is three ahead of fellow tackle expert Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who failed to add to his tally in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.
From there the numbers start to drop off slightly, with Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Joao Moutinho eight behind Wan-Bissaka on 47, while the likes of Oriol Romeu (41) and Declan Rice (40) add to a list predominantly made up of full-backs and holding midfielders.
It may come as a surprise, then, to see Everton forward Richarlison making his way into the top 10 with 39 tackles, playing a key role in defending from the front. The Brazilian is level with John McGinn, one ahead of Dale Stephens and two in front of Martin Montoya and Frederic Guilbert.
Top 10 Tackles Premier laegue 2019/20
1. Wilfred Ndidi: 83 tackles made (1640 minutes)
2. Ricardo Pereira: 77 tackles made (1710 minutes)
3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 73 tackles made (1521 minutes)
4. Declan Rice: 59 tackles made (1710 minutes)
5. João Moutinho: 58 tackles made (1710 minutes)
6. Ryan Fredericks: 53 tackles made (1448 minutes)
7. Dale Stephens: 50 tackles made (1600 minutes)
8. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: 50 tackles made (1637 minutes)
9. Serge Aurier: 49 tackles made (1269 minutes)
10. Chris Basham: 47 tackles made (1746 minutes)