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5 players who have completed most dribbles in the Premier League this season

Manchester United v Sheffield United - Premier League
Manchester United v Sheffield United - Premier League
Vishal Subramanian
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As we approach the business end of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign, the table is slowly starting to take shape. Manchester City's coronation is not too far away, as the Cityzens prepare to cap off another outstanding season in the top-flight by dethroning Liverpool, who have capitulated dramatically in 2021.

Much like the leaderboard for goals and assists, the list of players who have completed most dribbles this season has a different look to it. The Premier League is blessed with some of the most technically gifted players in world football, but the current season has been a hard one to call as there have been a handful of surprise performers.

They say dribbling is an art and quite rightly so, as it is some sight to watch a player waltz his way past an opposition defender. The list of five players to have completed most dribbles this season features two prominent names, but it also includes a couple of surprise inclusions.

Without further ado, let's have a look at who tops the list for most dribbles completed in the 2020-21 Premier League season.


#5 Ademola Lookman | Fulham, 74 dribbles completed

Aston Villa v Fulham - Premier League
Aston Villa v Fulham - Premier League

Signed on loan from RB Leipzig for the 2020-21 season, Ademola Lookman's return to the Premier League has been an eventful one. The English winger is incredible to watch when in full flow and has improved progressively over the course of the season.

The youngster has recorded four goals and assists apiece for Fulham, which represents a decent return for a player leading the line for a relegation-threatened side. Lookman has also completed 74 dribbles so far and is fifth on the list currently.

The Cottagers need a miracle to avoid relegation and could well turn to Lookman for inspiration in the coming weeks.


#4 Sadio Mane | Liverpool, 74 dribbles completed

Liverpool v Everton - Premier League
Liverpool v Everton - Premier League

Sadio Mane has been one of Liverpool's biggest underperformers and has looked a shadow of his former self in the 2020-21 Premier League season. The Senegalese winger barely endured a lean patch at Anfield before the start of the season, as he produced the goods consistently for the Reds since his move from Southampton in 2016.

While Mane has completed 74 dribbles to date, his goal tally does not make for impressive reading. The 29-year-old has scored just eight times in 30 appearances for Liverpool so far and has often looked lost in front of goal, having missed several clear-cut chances over the course of the season.

He will hope to finish the season on an impressive note and come back stronger next season. After all, form is temporary, but class is permanent.


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#3 Marcus Rashford | Manchester United, 80 dribbles completed

Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

Marcus Rashford has enjoyed another productive season with Manchester United and has improved massively under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Englishman has completed 80 dribbles so far in the Premier League and is one of the hardest players in the league to defend against due to his speed and guile on the ball.

The 23-year-old has also delivered the goods in front of goal for the Red Devils, having notched up an impressive tally of 10 goals and assists apiece in 33 Premier League appearances. Rashford is one of the biggest matchwinners in the country on his day and is quietly adding some much-needed consistency to his game.


#2 Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa | Fulham, 85 dribbles completed

Fulham v Manchester City - Premier League
Fulham v Manchester City - Premier League

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is the second Fulham player on the list and has been one of Scott Parker's better performers this season. The Cameroonian midfielder enjoyed an impressive spell with Villarreal last season and returned to Fulham as they secured promotion to the Premier League.

His energetic presence in the center of the park has been a bright spark for the Cottagers. Anguissa is a good passer of the ball and is quite the athlete, while his box-to-box ability allows him to contribute to both phases of play with incredible efficiency.

The 25-year-old has completed 85 dribbles so far and his storming runs through midfield are a key feature of his gameplay.


#1 Adama Traore | Wolves, 131 dribbles completed

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace - FA Cup Third Round
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace - FA Cup Third Round

Unsurprisingly, Adama Traore has completed more dribbles than any other player this season. The Spaniard's speed and physicality allow him to storm past opposition defenders, making him one of the most unstoppable players in world football when in full flow.

Adama has completed 131 dribbles to date -- a staggering 46 more than Zambo Anguissa in second place -- and has devastated several defenders over the course of the season. However, he leaves a lot to be desired in terms of end product, as he tends to make wrong decisions in and around the penalty area.

The former Barcelona man has been linked with big-money moves this summer and could well move onto greener pastures if Wolves receive an acceptable bid.


Also Read: 5 top players who could move to the Premier League this summer

Edited by Vishal Subramanian
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