Spotlight: Ball in top-10 best dribble owners with Messi, Hazard and Neymar

Where the in the League still don't really want to be part of rafts, makes Sofiane Balding a prestigious list.

CIES Football Observatory is, as the name already suggests, continuously working on analyzing data about players in the various football leagues. Today came the platform including an overview of the best spot in the 5 best European leagues, it fell one name immediately. The name of Southampton's Sofiane Balding is reflected in a list where some of the leading players in preventing .


This list was compiled on the basis of OptaPro data and then has taken shape by the remaining players to index based on the number of successful dribbles per 90 minutes and the percentage of successful dribbles of the best player, in this case Chelsea's Eden Hazard. Below is the top 10, the first number after the name indicates the number of dribbles per 90 minutes, the percentage reflects the percentage of successful dribbles of the total number of dribbles:

1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea, Belgium):6.4; 75%
2. Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil):7.3; 62%
3. Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona):5.5:62%
4. Tanguy Ndombélé (Olympique Lyon, France):3.7; 74%
4. Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur, Belgium):3.0; 88%
6. Papu Gómez (Atalanta Bergamo, Argentina): 3.7; 71%
7. Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United, DR Congo):4.3; 59%

9. Mario Lemina (Southampton FC, Gabon):3.0; 79%
9. Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon, France):3.4; 70%