Prem's hidden heroes and villains revealed including toughest tackler, worst fouler and megastar who misses most shots

THE Premier League season has come to an end and with it we can crown the winners and losers of the stats.

Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min shared the Golden Boot with 23 goals, while Liverpool's Egyptian talisman also scooped the most assists award with 13.

But there are a number of stats that go under the radar which can tell us a great deal about a player's importance in their team.

One of those is the tally for most tackles in the 2021/22 campaign.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn tops this category ahead of Marc Cucurella, Christian Norgaard, Tyrick Mitchell and Stuart Dallas.

Another interesting stat is that Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher – who has spent this season at Crystal Palace – committed the most fouls in the top flight.


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He was penalised 65 times, one more than Newcastle's Joelinton and several more than Emmanuel Dennis, John McGinn and Christian Norgaard.

The most saves was not as close of a race, with Leeds shot-stopper Ilan Meslier [143] 12 clear of his nearest challenger Kasper Schmeichel [131].

One of the most damning statistics of Man Utd's horror campaign is that David de Gea comes in third with 128 stops.

He is followed by Wolves keeper Jose Sa and Burnley man Nick Pope – both of whom made 121 saves.

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At the other end of the pitch, Tottenham striker Harry Kane had the most shots off target.

He managed one more than Liverpool's Salah.

Diogo Jota came in third with 38, one ahead of Raphinha, Bryan Mbeumo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

These are the headline statistics from the latest data, but there are a number of other categories included.

Trent Alexander-Arnold topped the charts for the most chances created with 90, but he also gave the ball away more than anyone – 798 times.

Chris Wood won the most aerial duels with 205 -a mammoth 52 more than any other player.

Wilfried Zaha won the most fouls as he was impeded 101 times – 20 more than the next best.

James Tarkowski, Junior Firpo and Tyrone Mings picked up the most yellow cards with 11 each.

And Youri Tielemans remarkably gave FOUR penalties away – more than any other player.

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