Ranking the Top 8 Dribblers in the Premier League As West Ham Starboy Mohammed Kudus Leads Pack

Ranking the Top 8 Dribblers in the Premier League As West Ham Starboy Mohammed Kudus Leads Pack

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 27, 2024 at 7:11 PM
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  • English football is home to some brilliant dribblers right now
  • From the mesmeric Mohammed Kudus to Palace's Eberechi Eze
  • Here is a list of the top 8 dribblers in the Premier League

In the Premier League, footballers who possess the skill to outmanoeuvre their opponents are highly valued, often commanding substantial transfer fees.

From Jeremy Doku's captivating displays against defenders in his debut season at Manchester City to West Ham's sensation, Mohammed Kudus, effortlessly gliding past opposition players, the league consistently showcases individuals who strike fear into the hearts of opposing defences.

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Mohammed Kudus edged Jeremy Doku to top the list of successful take-ons in the Premier League. Photos by Vince Mignott/MB Media, Visionhaus, Michael Steele and Rob Newell - CameraSport.
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But which players have excelled at completing successful dribbles this season? In this edition, Sports Brief delves into this question using statistics sourced from Livescore.

8. Eberechi Eze - Crystal Palace (43)

Eberechi Eze continues to showcase his talent this season, maintaining his status among the Premier League's leaders in successful dribbles, a position he earned in the previous season as well.

The English midfielder has struggled with fitness issues this term, resulting in limited appearances for Crystal Palace.

Despite these challenges, the 24-year-old has managed to feature in 16 matches while racking up 43 successful dribbles, having been sidelined for the past four games.

7. John McGinn - Aston Villa (44)

McGinn spearheads Aston Villa's efforts both defensively and offensively, with Unai Emery's arrival enhancing his impact even further.

Despite the list usually being filled with forwards and wingers, the Scottish international inclusion stands out significantly.

Not only does the 29-year-old excel in successful dribbles for Aston Villa, but he has also directly contributed to six goals this season, establishing himself as a contemporary legend for the club.

6. Bruno Guimares - Newcastle United (44)

The Brazilian flair for take-ons is as ubiquitous as Siamese twins, and Bruno Guimares' inclusion on the list reaffirms South America's status as a breeding ground for football's top talents.

Despite his contributions, Guimares often flies under the radar, possibly due to his affiliation with Newcastle. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old midfielder conducts himself on the pitch with finesse and expertise.

The former Olympique Lyon star shares the same number of successful dribbles as McGinn while also contributing to seven goals (three goals and four assists), highlighting his versatility and impact on the team's performance.

5. Ross Barkley - Luton (48)

Ross has finally found his form at Luton this season, exhibiting some stellar performances from the heart of midfield and reminding everyone of the promise he showed in his early days at Everton.

As one of the very few midfielders on this list, the former Chelsea player has amassed an impressive tally of 48 successful take-ons, highlighting his skill and impact on the field.

4. Chiedozie Ogbene - Luton (50)

Yet another standout from Luton Town makes the list. Chiedozie Ogbene has distinguished himself as one of the select few players to surpass 50 successful take-ons in the Premier League.

Unsurprisingly, the Nigerian-born Irish winger has utilised his pace to effortlessly bypass defenders, completing 50 successful take-ons.

Remarkably, he ranks as the second-fastest player in the Premier League this season, as per the league's official website.

3. Matheus Cunha - Wolves (52)

Matheus Cunha has already surpassed the goal tally of Wolves' top scorer from the previous season, showcasing his prowess as a goal-scorer. Moreover, he has proven to be an exceptional creative force for the team.

Cunha's ability to carry the ball effectively has been particularly evident in a Wolves side that excels in counter-attacking play this season.

It is, therefore, unsurprising that he has completed an outstanding 52 successful dribbles in 24 Premier League appearances.

2. Jeremy Doku - Manchester City (61)

Jeremy Doku's arrival at Manchester City has been nothing short of spectacular, captivating fans with his electrifying performances and quickly winning hearts with his dynamic style of wing play.

In the previous season, Doku stood out among players in Europe's top five leagues who completed over 130 take-ons, boasting an impressive success rate of 66.2%.

His impact has been immediate at the Etihad, contributing two goals and five assists in the Premier League. He narrowly misses out on the top spot by just a few dribbles, further highlighting his prowess on the field.

1. Mohammed Kudus - West Ham (64)

In his debut Premier League season, Mohammed Kudus is making significant strides.

The 23-year-old has emerged as a valuable addition to West Ham United, adding flair to their attacking lineup. Kudus initially drew attention with his standout performances for Ghana at the World Cup, and he's continued to impress with his displays for the Hammers.

Leading the dribble count at the London Stadium and the entire EPL, Kudus has completed a whopping 64 dribbles this season.

Additionally, he has contributed to six goals during this period, further underscoring his importance to the team's success.

Kudus attracts attention during KFC visit

In a related publication on Mohammed Kudus, Sports Brief reported that the West Ham star attracted attention during a visit to a KFC outlet in Accra upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The Black Stars midfielder spent a few days in Ghana's capital before heading back to England to rejoin his West Ham United teammates.

During his brief stay, the West Ham star went out for a meal, where he was greeted by enthusiastic staff from KFC in Accra.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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