Meet The Players That Have Completed The Highest Number Of Through Balls

In soccer, attackers sometimes use a through ball to break through the opponent’s defense. In the 2022/23 English Premier League, so far only five players have used this skill more than twenty times. Who is this defense breaker?

The leading player in this category is Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese attacking midfielder has made 32 through balls in 34 Premiership appearances for Manchester United this season. His highest number of tries in a game is 3 which he has against Arsenal, Brentford and Aston Villa on match days 6, 25 and 34. The 28 year old footballer has also been involved in 14 goals for the Red Devils this season. Fernandes was followed by another non-English player – Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian star has completed 28 through balls in 30 league appearances for Manchester City this season. His highest result is the 5 he made against Newcastle on match day 3. It was also one of the games in which the 2021/22 EPL winner created the most chances this season.

The next player on the list is Trent Alexander-Arnold who plays as a right back for Liverpool. The 24-year-old defender has 25 through balls to his name in 35 games this season. This has contributed to the 65 chances created by the Englishman so far this season. His greatest number of passes in a game came on boxing day last when he completed 4 through balls against Aston Villa.

Bruno Guimarães from Newcastle and Martin Odegaard from Arsenal are the next two players on this list. The former (who is the only non-European between them) has earned 23 through balls to his name while the latter has 23. Guimarães has the highest result (4) against Southampton on match day 34 while Odegaard has not completed more than 2 through balls. in any game.

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