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Report: The Price of a tackle in the Premier League this season

Chelsea's Saul Niguez is the most expensive player when it comes to cost per tackle this season
Chelsea's Saul Niguez is the most expensive player when it comes to cost per tackle this season

Just how important is a tackle? A good tackle can change a game completely. From stopping a certain goal in a one-on-one situation to breaking up play and starting a counterattack in the midfield.

The disarray of the festive football calendar has not thwarted our attempts to put together some figures to try and work out what the cost of a tackle has been for some players in the Premier League this season.

We’ve taken a look at all the defenders and midfielders in the Premier League who have recorded five or more tackles in the league so far this season and taken their estimated wage to work out how much it is costing their respective club for a tackle. We’ve taken the tackle stats from the official Premier League website and used SalarySport as our estimated wage figures.

We’ve found that Chelsea’s Saul Niguez is currently costing a whopping £745,200 per tackle in the Premier League. The Spanish midfielder has struggled massively since making the loan move from Atletico Madrid, and the stats certainly back that up. Next up in the list is the infamous Paul Pogba who is costing Manchester United £652,500 per tackle. It doesn’t really get better for Man Utd fans in this study as Raphael Varane is next up in the list and tops the defenders in the Premier League for the most expensive per tackle with a cost of £550,000 per tackle.

Below you will find the following areas…

  • Top 10 Most expensive players per tackle 
  • Top 10 most economical players per tackle
  • Most expensive per tackle for each club
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Top 10 most expensive players per tackle in the 21/22 Premier League season


 

Player

Club

Tackles

Weekly salary (£)

Total earnings so far

Cost per tackle

Saul Niguez

Chelsea

5

207,000

3726000

745200

Paul Pogba

Man Utd

8

290,000

5220000

652500

Raphael Varane

Man Utd

9

275,000

4950000

550000

Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool

8

240,000

4320000

540000

Jack Grealish

Man City

10

250,000

4500000

450000

Ben Chilwell

Chelsea

8

190,000

3420000

427500

Kevin de Bruyne

Man City

11

250,000

4500000

409091

Kai Havertz

Chelsea

7

150,000

2700000

385714

Victor Lindelof

Man Utd

7

140,000

2520000

360000

Fernandinho

Man City

9

180,000

3240000

360000


 

Top 10 most economical players per tackle in the 21/22 Premier League season


 

Player

Club

Tackles

Weekly salary (£)

Total earnings so far

Cost per tackle

Ben Johnson

West Ham

19

2,500

45000

2368

Valentino Livramento

Southampton

39

7,000

126000

3231

Andrew Omobamidele

Norwich

8

1,500

27000

3375

Conor Gallagher

Crystal Palace

44

17,000

306000

6955

Vitaly Janelt

Brentford

32

13,000

234000

7313

Max Aarons

Norwich

35

17,000

306000

8743

Matty Cash

Aston Villa

46

24,000

432000

9391

Tyrick Mitchell

Crystal Palace

46

25,000

450000

9783

Christian Norgaard

Brentford

53

32,000

576000

10868

Jamie Shackleton

Leeds

25

17,000

306000

12240

Premier League Stats

Most expensive per tackle for each club


 

Player

Club

Tackles

Weekly salary (£)

Total earnings so far

Cost per tackle

Pablo Mari

Arsenal

5

49,000

882000

176400

Tyrone Mings

Aston Villa

6

67,000

1206000

201000

Kristoffer Ajer

Brentford

8

35,000

630000

78750

Lewis Dunk

Brighton

7

67,000

1206000

172286

Jack Cork

Burnley

8

50,000

900000

112500

Saul Niguez

Chelsea

5

207,000

3726000

745200

Luka Milivojevic

Crystal Palace

7

80,000

1440000

205714

Yerry Mina

Everton

6

120,000

2160000

360000

Daniel James

Leeds

12

52,000

936000

78000

Daniel Amartey

Leicester

5

57,000

1026000

205200

Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool

8

240,000

4320000

540000

Jack Grealish

Man City

10

250,000

4500000

450000

Paul Pogba

Man Utd

8

290,000

5220000

652500

Jonjo Shelvey

Newcastle

7

70,000

1260000

180000

Ben Gibson

Norwich

10

43,000

774000

77400

Lyanco

Southampton

7

50,000

900000

128571

Ben Davies

Spurs

5

93,000

1674000

334800

Louza

Watford

11

46,000

828000

75273

Nikola Vlasic

West Ham

6

69,000

1242000

207000

Dendoncker

Wolves

19

75,000

1350000

71053

 

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