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The Premier League Defenders Who Have Been Dribbled Past Most This Season

The Premier League Defenders Who Have Been Dribbled Past Most This Season

Leicester City's Ricardo Pereira is the Premier League defender who has been dribbled past most this season.

The Portuguese full-back impressed in the first half of the season but a knee injury meant he didn't feature for the Foxes after football's restart.

His attacking prowess helped Brendan Rodgers' side stand out as one of the division's most exciting sides.

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WhoScored have revealed that his defensive work wasn't as impressive however, with the 26-year-old being dribbled past 1.9 times per game.

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The entire top ten is made up of full-backs and Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is a shock inclusion.

Check out the full rankings below.

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=14. Adrian Mariappa (Watford) - 1.0 times per game

=14. Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) - 1.0 times per game

=14. Martin Montoya (Brighton - 1.0 times per game

=14. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) - 1.0 times per game

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14. Lucas Digne (Everton) - 1.0 times per game

=8. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) - 1.1 times per game

=8. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) - 1.1 times per game

=8. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - 1.1 times per game

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=8. Matt Targett (Aston Villa) - 1.1 times per game

=8. Diego Rico (Bournemouth) - 1.1 times per game

8. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) - 1.1 times per game

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=6. Djibril Sidibe (Everton) - 1.2 times per game

6. Frederic Guilbert (Aston Villa) - 1.2 times per game

5. Kiko Femenia (Watford) - 1.3 times per game

4. Enda Stevens (Sheffield United) - 1.4 times per game

3. Jonny (Wolves) - 1.5 times per game

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2. Erik Pieters (Burnley) - 1.7 times per game

1. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) - 1.9 times per game

One defender who is always brought up when it comes to being dribbled past is Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutchman has been a stalwart in Liverpool's defence this season as they romped to their first ever Premier League title.

His dribbled past stat reads 0.2 per game which is mightily impressive - but not the best in the league.

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That honour goes to Manchester United's Victor Lindelof and Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings, who were dribbled past just 0.1 times per game this campaign.

Lindelof regularly partnered Harry Maguire at the back this year as United finished inside the top four.

Meanwhile, Mings helped Villa avoid relegation after a remarkable final few weeks of the season.

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Victor Lindelof, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Leicester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Ricardo Pereira, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Arsenal, Wolves

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.