Crystal Palace star Tyrick Mitchell leads Premier League with impressive statistic

Kacper Wilkins
Kacper Wilkins
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Crystal Palace left-back Tyrick Mitchell is currently leading the Premier League as the division’s most efficient tackler.

The 21-year-old has effectively split responsibilities on the left side of defence with Patrick van Aanholt this season, making 14 Premier League appearances so far this term to the Dutchman’s 21.

Mitchell extended his contract last month, with his new deal set to keep him at Selhurst Park until 2025. Van Aanholt, meanwhile, could be set to leave Crystal Palace at the end of the current season, with his contract expiring in June. Plenty of clubs have been linked with the 30-year-old, who will be available on a free transfer – an enticing prospect in a year teams have been hit hard financially.

If Mitchell is to become first choice left-back at Palace next season, he’s certainly set out his stall well this year, leading the Premier League for tackles made per foul committed.

Mitchell has made 48 tackles this season, committing just seven fouls in the process. His ratio of 0.146 fouls per tackle leaves him top of the charts ahead of the likes of Jack Stephens at Southampton and Burnley duo Charlie Taylor and Dwight McNeil according to data from BetVictor’s In The Book.

Also in the top five is Nathaniel Clyne, giving Palace fifth place in the Premier League overall for tackling efficiency.

Roy Hodgson’s team have made 539 tackles and 350 fouls so far this season. As a result, Palace’s foul-to-tackle ratio is 0.65 which is only bettered by four teams in Leicester, Everton, Southampton, and Leeds.

That makes Palace the best London club in terms of fouls per tackle. Chelsea are not too far behind with a ratio of 0.7, while Tottenham close with 0.701 fouls per tackle. Meanwhile, West Ham, Arsenal, and Fulham all lag further behind.





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