The Premier League is played at such a quick pace, it becomes extremely difficult for a player to get a breather on the pitch. A single moment of lapse could cost a team significantly. Hence, it is important for a side to maintain their hundred percent concentration during the whole game. With teams pushing hard to break down well organised defences, every moment counts in a game.
All the 11 players on the pitch have a responsibility to do a task in both attack and defence, something they have to perform during the entire duration of the game. Hence, it is highly important for all the players to contribute to the team’s attacking and defensive side of the game in order to have a chance at getting the maximum points. It becomes even more important when a side is trying to hold on to a lead or draw. In such a scenario, every player on the pitch will have to step back to help the defence. Let us look at one such important stat from last season.
Which club has registered the most clearances?
The team at the top of this list is Bournemouth with 971 clearances during the 2022-23 Premier League season. It is not a big surprise to see them top this table. Normally, a side that defends a lot ends up making plenty of clearances. Taking into account Bournemouth’s 15th place finish last campaign, there is little surprise that they are topping this chart. Attacking-minded teams that dominate the game will not be required to worry too much about these stats, as they will be busy trying to break down the opponents’ defence.
Nottingham Forest and Everton complete the top three with 892 and 829 clearances during the entire league season. It is not surprising to see the top three sides in this list being involved in relegation battle at some point or another during the campaign. All three teams did manage to finish outside the bottom three places yet this data proves how much defending they had to do during the course of the season.
Manchester United have a place in the list too
Among the teams that finished at the top end of the table, Manchester United are the only one to have a place in this table. The Red Devils had managed 734 clearances throughout the whole of last league campaign. United, who finished third in the league standings, are placed ninth in this particular list. Check out the table below to know more about the clubs that have registered the most clearances during the 2022-23 Premier League season.
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