Bravo! The 10 least dirty defenders in the Premier League revealed

first_img 10 10 Which defenders resort the least to fouling in the Premier League? We’ve got the answers! At no. 10 it’s Cesar Azpilicueta – 5.17 tackles per foul conceded (in 20 games, from 62 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the nine least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season (stats correct up to and including games played on 3 March 2015) – With referee performances under intense scrutiny in the Premier League right now, it’s worth pointing out that match officials can be given a difficult job by players who insist on fouling and simulating to get a result. So which defenders – whose job it is to stop the opposition from scoring, supposedly by fair means – commit the least fouls? We looked at the stats for defenders who have played a minimum of 10 Premier League games so far this season. You’ll find the results by clicking through the slideshow, using the arrows above, right. 3. Rio Ferdinand – 9.5 tackles per foul conceded (in 10 games, from 19 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the two least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 2. Sylvain Distin – 10.5 tackles per foul conceded (in 12 games, from 21 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the least dirty defender in the Premier League so far this season 10 9. Per Mertesacker – 5.25 tackles per foul conceded (in 25 games, from 21 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the eight least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 7. Gael Clichy – 6.5 tackles per foul conceded (in 19 games, from 95 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the six least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 6. Nathaniel Clyne – 6.79 tackles per foul conceded (in 26 games, from 52 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the five least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season Listen to Newcastle United v Manchester United live on talkSPORT on 4 March 2015.What do you think of the statistics in the slideshow above?Should these defenders be applauded, or does it indicate they aren’t doing all they can to stop the opposition?Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 4. John Stones – 8 tackles per foul conceded (in 13 games, from 16 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the three least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 8. Andrew Robertson – 6 tackles per foul conceded (in 19 games, from 48 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the seven least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 10 10 10 5. Cristian Gamboa – 8 tackles per foul conceded (in 10 games, from eight tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the four least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 1. Javier Manquillo – 16 tackles per foul conceded (in 10 games, from 32 tackles made)last_img

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