Stats show Sanchez was this season’s through-ball master

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez registered the most through balls during the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, statistics show.

Stats provided by fantasy football game Oulala show the Chilean’s 48 through balls over the course of the campaign came out at an average of 1.3 per game in his 38 appearances.

That is significantly more than Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who appears second on the list.

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was the Premier League’s most creative player over the course of the season, stats show.

The Danish midfielder completed 112 key passes in 36 appearances – an average of 3.1 per game and the best in the division by a comfortable margin.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Sanchez came third and eighth respectively in this category, the stats show.

Eden Hazard of Chelsea is fourth, while Dimitri Payet appears 10th despite leaving West Ham in January.

Meanwhile, Tottenham striker Harry Kane was involved in the most Premier League goals during the 2016/17 campaign.

Kane’s 29 goals and seven assists, totaling a direct involvement in 36 league goals, was two more than Sanchez, who is second on the list.

Kane’s Spurs team-mate Dele Alli is fourth, while Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Hazard appear third and 10th respectively.




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