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Study: Hakim Ziyech and Paul Pogba rank in the top 10 for most frequent mistakes made in the Premier League this season

Paul Pogba is currently averaging a mistake every 4 minutes and 37 seconds in the Premier League this season
Paul Pogba is currently averaging a mistake every 4 minutes and 37 seconds in the Premier League this season

As football fans, we tend to focus on the mistakes a lot more than we should. A mistake can either completely change a game or go completely under the radar. Either way, they’re normally met with thousands of posts on social media or even a flurry of groans in the stadium.

And because we all notice the mistakes so often, we at BettingOdds.com have analysed data from every player in the Premier League to see who has made the most mistakes so far and how frequently they’re making them. 

It’s debatable what defines a mistake so we’ve put together various metrics that you can see below to get the worst performers in the league.

What qualifies as a mistake?

Goalkeepers - Goals conceded, errors leading to goal, yellow cards, red cards, fouls, own goals, loss of possession, conceding a penalty

Defenders - Unsuccessful tackles, duels lost, aerial duels lost, times dribbled past, errors leading to goal, yellow cards, red cards, fouls, own goals, loss of possession, conceding a penalty

Midfielders - Shots off target, big chances missed, unsuccessful tackles, duels lost, aerial duels lost, errors leading to goal, yellow cards, red cards, fouls, own goals, loss of possession, conceding a penalty

Forwards - Shots off target, big chances, missed yellow cards, red cards, fouls, own goals, loss of possession, conceding a penalty

Top 10 Premier League players with the fewest minutes per mistake

Player Mistakes     Minutes per mistake
Hakim Ziyech  49  4.29
Paul Pogba  145  4.37
Kieran Dowell  46  4.54
Ken Sema  63  4.57
Enock Mwepu  53  4.87
Fernandinho  38  4.87
Juraj Kucka  174  4.9
Matej Vydra  43  5
Moussa Djenepo  82  5
Tariq Lamptey  32  5.09
Premier League Betting

Players with the fewest minutes per mistake (Per Club)

 

Arsenal

Thomas Partey - 78 mistakes (8.05 minutes per mistake)

Martin Odegaard - 58 mistakes (9.81 minutes per mistake)

Takehiro Tomiyasu - 78 mistakes (10.03 minutes per mistake)

 

Aston Villa

Jacob Ramsey - 83 mistakes (7.23 minutes per mistake)

Emiliano Buendia - 85 mistakes (7.29 minutes per mistake)

Douglas Luiz - 81 mistakes (8.44 minutes per mistake)

 

Brentford

Bryan Mbeumo - 151 mistakes (6.11 minutes per mistake)

Frank Onyeka - 92 mistakes (6.17 minutes per mistake)

Christian Norgaard - 144 mistakes (7.42 minutes per mistake)

 

Brighton

Tariq Lamptey - 32 mistakes (5.09 minutes per mistake)

Joel Veltman - 77 mistakes (9.53 minutes per mistake)

Adam Lallana - 99 mistakes (9.91 minutes per mistake)

 

 

Burnley

Matej Vydra - 43 mistakes (5.00 minutes per mistake)

Nathan Collins - 29 mistakes (9.31 minutes per mistake)

Jack Cork - 37 mistakes (8.57 minutes per  mistake)

 

Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech - 49 mistakes (4.29 minutes per mistake)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek - 49 mistakes (5.49 minutes per mistake)

Kai Havertz - 101 mistakes (6.26 minutes per mistake)

 

Crystal Palace

Conor Gallagher - 157 mistakes (6.10 minutes per mistake)

James McArthur - 149 mistakes (6.40 minutes per mistake)

Joel Ward - 110 mistakes (9.82 minutes per mistake)

 

Everton

Allan - 123 mistakes (8.56 minutes per mistake)

Abdoulaye Doucoure - 77 mistakes (9.35 minutes per mistake)

Andros Townsend - 88 mistakes (11.03 minutes per mistake)

 

Leeds 

Kalvin Phillips - 130 mistakes (6.23 minutes per mistake)

Jack Harrison - 109 mistakes (6.98 minutes per mistake)

Daniel James - 88 mistakes (6.98 minutes per mistake)

 

Leicester

Wilfred Ndidi - 96 mistakes (7.50 minutes per mistake)

Harvey Barnes - 92 mistakes (7.67 minutes per mistake)

Your Tielemans - 105 mistakes (9.30 minutes per mistake)

 

Liverpool

Konstantinos Tsimikas - 59 mistakes (6.59 minutes per mistake)

James Milner - 53 mistakes (6.94 minutes per mistake)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 35 mistakes (7.46 minutes per mistake)

 

Manchester City

Fernandinho - 38 mistakes (4.87minutes per mistake)

Phil Foden - 89 mistakes (6.89 minutes per mistake)

Bernardo Silva - 101 mistakes (9.30 minutes per mistake)

 

Manchester United

Paul Pogba - 145 mistakes (4.37 minutes per mistake)

Bruno Fernandes - 138 mistakes (7.49 minutes per mistake)

Fred - 113 mistakes (6.75 minutes per mistake)

 

Newcastle United

Sean Longstaff - 112 mistakes (6.49 minutes per mistake)

Miguel Almiron - 84 mistakes (8.32 minutes per mistake)

Isaac Hayden - 98 mistakes (8.49 minutes per mistake)

 

Norwich

Kieran Dowell - 46 mistakes (4.54 minutes per mistake)

Lukas Rupp - 36 mistakes (7.03 minutes per mistake)

Todd Cantwell - 51 mistakes (7.04 minutes per mistake)

 

Southampton

Mohamed Elyounoussi - 137 mistakes (5.44 minutes per mistake)

James Ward-Prowse - 103 mistakes (8.51 minutes per mistake)

Nathan Redmond - 78 mistakes (9.09 minutes per mistake)

 

Spurs

Emerson Royal - 107 mistakes (7.15 minutes per mistake)

Japhet Tanganga - 62 mistakes (7.00 minutes per mistake)

Sergio Reguilon - 105 mistakes (9.11 minutes per mistake)

 

Watford

Juraj Kucka - 174 mistakes (4.90 minutes per mistake)

Ken Sema - 63 mistakes (4.57 minutes per mistake)

Jeremy Ngakia - 65 mistakes (5.77 minutes per mistake)

 

West Ham

Tomas Soucek - 161 mistakes (6.64 minutes per mistake)

Pablo Fornals - 140 mistakes (7.34 minutes per mistake)

Declan Rice - 99 mistakes (10.91 minutes per mistake)

 

Wolves 

Ruben Neves - 123 mistakes (7.34 minutes per mistake)

Daniel Podence - 23 mistakes (11.17 minutes per mistake)

Joao Moutinho - 87 mistakes (11.74 minutes per mistake)

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