The players who have made the most individual errors in the Premier League since the start of last season, including Bernd Leno

3 Sep

Arsenal showed plenty of grit and determination to earn a draw against Tottenham in the north London derby last weekend.

The Gunners found themselves 2-0 down after 40 minutes thanks to Christian Eriksen’s opener and Harry Kane’s penalty.

Arsenal showed great character to come back against Spurs
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However, strikes from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Arsenal earn a 2-2 draw against their rivals.

A massive cause for concern for manager Unai Emery will be the mistakes his players made though.

Granit Xhaka made an unnecessary foul on Heung-Min Son which gave Spurs their penalty while Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno should have done better for Eriksen’s goal.

The German kept out an initial shot from Erik Lamela but could only palm the ball straight into the Dane’s path, who slotted the ball into an empty net.

Leno’s blushes were spared by Lacazette and Aubameyang
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Leno has been culpable a few times since he joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 but how many errors leading to goals has he made?

Below you can see the top nine players to have made errors leading to goals in the Premier League since the start of last season, with thanks to Opta.

8= Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) – Errors leading to goals: 3

8= Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – Errors leading to goals: 3

The Liverpool stopper is a surprise inclusion in this chart
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5= Sergio Rico (Fulham) – Errors leading to goals: 3

5= Angus Gunn (Southampton) – Errors leading to goals: 3

5= Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) – Errors leading to goals: 3

3= David de Gea (Manchester United) – Errors leading to goals: 4

De Gea hit some bad form towards the end of last season
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3=. Jordan Pickford (Everton) – Errors leading to goals: 4

2. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) – Errors leading to goals: 5

1. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – Errors leading to goals: 6

Leno has made six errors leading to goals in the Premier League
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Fantasy Premier League prices: Cheapest players revealed – bargains for your squad?

27 Jun

Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 is here and, my word, we’re excited.

FPL Managers around the world are already priming their squad for the new season which is just over a month away.

It’s easy picking out the men likely to get you the most points as they’re usually the stars who are the most expensive.

But you may also need the odd cheap player in your ranks so you can keep to the £100million budget and, depending on your tactic, you might need three.

So who are the cheapest players in every position this season? Find out below.

 

Goalkeepers

David Button (Brighton) – £4m

Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton) – £4m

Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United) – £4m

Michael McGovern (Norwich) – £4m

Will Norris (Wolves) – £4m

Defenders

Sergio Rico (Bournemouth) – £4m

Jack Simpson (Bournemouth) – £4m

Ben Gibson (Burnley) – £4m

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) – £4m

Grant Hanley (Norwich City) – £4m

Canaries captain Grant Hanley lifts the championship trophy after their Sky Bet Championship title win
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Richard Stearman (Sheffield United) – £4m

John Lundstram (Sheffield United) – £4m

Marc Navarro (Watford) – £4m

Sebastian Prodl (Watford) – £4m

Winston Reid (West Ham United) – £4m

Winston Reid has had bad luck with injuries in recent seasons
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Ben Johnson (West Ham United) – £4m

Max Kilman (Wolves) – £4m

Midfielders

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) – £4.5m

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) – £4.5m

Guendouzi has impressed at Arsenal
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Bikir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) – £4.5m

Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) – £4.5m

Henri Lansbury (Aston Villa) – £4.5m

Beram Kayal (Brighton) – £4.5m

Dale Stephens (Brighton) – £4.5m

Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea) – £4.5m

Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea) – £4.5m

Ampadu is a star in the making and will either go out on loan this season or become a first-team regular
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James McCarthy (Everton) – £4.5m

Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) – £4.5m

Matty James (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Rafa Camacho (Liverpool) – £4.5m

Tahith Chong (Manchester United) – £4.5m

Chong alongside team-mate Marcus Rashford.
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James Garner (Manchester United) – £4.5m

Isaac Hayden (Newcastle) – £4.5m

Todd Cantwell (Norwich) – £4.5m

Mortiz Leitner (Norwich) – £4.5m

Alexander Tettey (Norwich) – £4.5m

Tyreke Johnson (Southampton) – £4.5m

Callum Slattery (Southampton) – £4.5m

Oriol Romeu (Southampton) – £4.5m

Luke Amos (Tottenham Hotspur) – £4.5m

Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur) – £4.5m

Oliver Skipp ended up being in 21 matchday squads for Spurs last season
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Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) – £4.5m

Domingos Quina (Watford) – £4.5m

Carlos Sanchez (Watford) – £4.5m

Grady Diangana (West Ham United) – £4.5m

Pedro Obiang (West Ham United) – £4.5m

Leandro Dendoncker (Wolves) – £4.5m

Dendoncker has done well with Wolves since joining from Anderlecht
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Forwards

Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal) – £4.5m

Sam Surridge (Bournemouth) – £4.5m

Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace) – £4.5m

Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) – £4.5m

Greenwood started in United’s match against Cardiff on the final day of the season
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Sam Gallagher (Southampton) – £4.5m

Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) – £4.5m

Xande Silva (West Ham United) – £4.5m

Premier League players with most errors leading to goals this season include stars from Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham

29 Apr

David De Gea was under more pressure following another mistake leading to a goal on Sunday against Chelsea.

He should have done better with Antonio Rudiger’s shot than palmed it into the path of Marcos Alonso, who scored to make it 1-1.

David De Gea made a costly error against Chelsea

The Manchester United goalkeeper has made three errors leading to goals in four games, in all competitions.

His three previous errors came in 129 appearances and there have even been calls for him to be dropped.

The 28-year-old was at fault for a Barcelona goal as they were dumped out of the Champions League.

He then should have done better with a Leroy Sane shot in the Manchester derby last week as they were beaten 2-0.

De Gea’s mistake proved costly

De Gea has not made the most errors leading to goals, though, in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has even made more than the United stopper.

Here are the players with the most errors leading to goals in the Premier League.

=7. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) – 2

Granit Xhaka has made two errors for Arsenal leading to goals this season

=7. Kieran Trippier (Tottenham) – 2

Kieran Trippier is Tottenham’s only player on the list

=7. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) – 2

James Tomkins has made 29 Premier League appearances for Palace this season

=7. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) – 2

Jean Michael Seri was relegated with Fulham this season

=7. Sergio Rico (Fulham) – 2

Sergio Rico has been on loan at Fulham from Sevilla

=7. Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle) – 2

Jamaal Lascelles is one of two Newcastle players to feature

=7. Ben Hamer (Huddersfield) – 2

Ben Hamer has made just seven appearances for Huddersfield this season

=7. Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff) – 2

Bruno Ecuele Manga battles for the ball with Shane Long

=7. Lewis Dunk (Brighton) – 2

Lewis Dunk has been a key member of the Brighton defence

=7. David De Gea (Manchester United) – 2

David De Gea has come under fire for his performances
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=7. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) – 2

Charlie Daniels is facing six months out because of a knee injury

=7. Harry Arter (Cardiff City) – 2

Harry Arter is one of three Cardiff players to make two or more errors leading to goals

=7. Cedric Soares (Southampton) – 2

Cedric Soares has since gone out on loan to Inter Milan

=3. Alisson (Liverpool) – 3

Alisson has kept 18 Premier League clean sheets this season but made three errors leading to goals

=3. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – 3

Bernd Leno won the starting position from Petr Cech

=3. Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) – 3

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has made three errors leading to goals

=3. Sol Bamba (Cardiff) – 3

Sol Bamba is part of the Premier League’s third worst defence this season

2. Jordan Pickford (Everton) – 4

Jordan Pickford has been under pressure at Everton this season

1. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) – 5

Asmir Begovic has the most errors leading to goals this season

The Premier League players who have made the most errors leading to goals including Pickford, Alisson and Trippier

14 Mar

Gareth Southgate’s admission that Jordan Pickford is still England’s No.1 certainly raised a few eyebrows.

The Three Lions boss named his squad to face Montenegro and the Czech Republic on Wednesday and declared Pickford is still the main man between the sticks.

Origi capitalised on Jordan Pickford’s error in the Merseyside derby in December

Not only is Burnley shot-stopper Tom Heaton in terrific form, but the Toffees star has made a rather unfortunate habit of making costly errors this season.

In Russia, the 25-year-old became something of a cult hero with his performances for the national side.

His penalty save in the shootout against Colombia and a series of gravity-defying stops against Sweden captured the imagination – even inspiring Ross Kemp to take his short off and film a number of questionable videos….

But his mistakes in the big games are beginning to cost Marco Silva’s men and the fact his position in the national team seems secure is surprising, to say the least.

Kieran Trippier missed a penalty in the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup

Pickford is not the only Englishman to struggle after an incredible summer, with Kieran Trippier failing to replicate his form from Russia for Tottenham Hotspur.

But who has been the most error-prone player this season according to official Premier League statistics?

Scroll down to see the top 15 players who have made errors leading to goals.

Kieran Tripper (Tottenham Hotspur) – 2

Kieran Trippier even had his Wikipiedia page changed after an own goal against Chelsea

Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) – 2

Seri was once courted by Barcelona and Arsenal, but that is hard to believe now

Sergio Rico (Fulham) – 2

The shot-stopper has been woeful for the Whites

Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – 2

The Brazilian No.1 opted against joining Chelsea in the summer

Ben Hamer (Huddersfield Town) – 2

Hamer is not even the Terriers’ first choice keeper…

Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) – 2

The centre back is powerful and aggressive in his style of play

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) – 2

Dunk has not made it back into Southgate’s England squad

David De Gea (Manchester United) – 2

De Gea is normally assured between the sticks for the Red Devils

Charlie Daniels (AFC Bournemouth) – 2

The left-back is one of the first names on Eddie Howe’s team sheets

Harry Arter (Cardiff City) – 2

Arter is on loan from Bournemouth this season

Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – 3

The German has struggled at times in his first season in English football

Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United) – 3

The goalkeeper allowed this shot from Heung-Min Son to pass through his body

Asmir Begovic (AFC Bournemouth) – 3

The former Chelsea keeper has endured an error-strewn season

Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) – 3

The Ivory Coast international will not play again this season

Jordan Pickford (Everton) – 4

Pickford has made the most errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season