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Study: Paul Pogba amongst players to make the most frequent mistakes in the Premier League

Paul Pogba features in the top ten PL players who make the most mistakes.
Paul Pogba features in the top ten PL players who make the most mistakes.

We all make mistakes, even professionally and as we begin to see crowds appear back at football matches, a lot of those mistakes made by a football player are met with audible groans and sometimes anger.

But which players make the most mistakes?

The boffins at BettingOdds.com set to work to see which players had made the most mistakes for their club in the Premier League this season, with some fascinating results.

Having complied some metrics detailed below on what quantifies a mistake, we've listed the top ten players in the league when it comes to making a mistake, plus the top three at each team in the Premier League so you can check out the results for your own team.

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, unsuccessful crosses, 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, unsuccessful crosses, 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

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Top 10 Premier League Players with the least minutes per mistake (2020/21)

  • 1. Matej Vydra (Burnley) - 43 Mistakes / Mistake every 3 minutes 13 seconds
  • 2. Trézéguet (Aston Villa) - 187 Mistakes / Mistake every 3 minutes 33 seconds
  • 3 =  Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) - 45 Mistakes / Mistake every 3 minutes 52 seconds
  • 3 = Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) - 30 Mistakes / Mistake every 3 minutes 52 seconds
  • 5. Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) - 79 Mistakes / Mistake every 3 minutes 53 seconds
  • 6. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - 114 Mistakes / Mistake every 4 minutes 4 seconds
  • 7. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham) - 82 Mistakes / Mistake every 4 minutes 18 seconds
  • 8. Max Lowe (Sheffield United) - 94 Mistakes / Mistake every 4 minutes 25 seconds
  • 9. Luke Thomas (Leicester City) - 40 Mistakes / Mistake every 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • 10. Mario Lemina (Fulham) - 57 Mistakes / Mistake every 4 minutes 31 seconds

Players with the least minutes per mistake (Per Club)

Arsenal 

  • Bukayo Saka (114 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 21 seconds
  • Joseph Willock (19 mistakes) - Mistake every 7 minutes 44 seconds
  • Kieran Tierney (102 mistakes) - Mistake every 8 minutes 44 seconds

Aston Villa

  • Trézéguet (187 mistakes) - Mistake every 3 minutes 33 seconds
  • Ross Barkley (93 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 19 seconds
  • Jack Grealish (152 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 20 seconds

Brighton

  • Solly March (166 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 5 seconds
  • Steven Alzate (56 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 17 seconds
  • Adam Lallana (82 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 26 seconds

Burnley

  • Matej Vydra (43 mistakes) - Mistake every 3 minutes 13 seconds
  • Robbie Brady (59 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 36 seconds
  • Josh Benson (15 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 16 seconds

Chelsea

  • Hakim Ziyech (67 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 49 seconds
  • Kai Havertz (102 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 9 seconds
  • Christian Pulisic (40 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 17 seconds

Crystal Palace

  • Jeffrey Schlupp (128 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 37 seconds
  • Andros Townsend (169 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 58 seconds 
  • Eberechi Eze (588 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 11 seconds

Everton

  • André Gomes (80 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 38 seconds
  • James Rodríguez (146 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 47 seconds
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (68 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 59 seconds

Fulham

  • Neeskens Kebano (30 mistakes) - Mistake every 3 minutes 52 seconds
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek (82 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 18 seconds
  • Mario Lemina (57 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 31 seconds

Leeds United

  • Jack Harrison (181 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 41 seconds
  • Mateusz Klich (163 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 56 seconds
  • Ezgjan Alioski (81 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 13 seconds

Leicester City

  • Luke Thomas (40 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Cengiz Ünder (31 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 34 seconds
  • James Maddison (107  mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 2 seconds

Liverpool

  • James Milner (50 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 10 seconds
  • Thiago (26 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 12 seconds
  • Curtis Jones (61 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 14 seconds

Manchester City

  • Kevin De Bruyne (136 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 27 seconds
  • Phil Foden (63 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 48 seconds
  • João Cancelo (77 mistakes) - Mistake every 7 minutes 1 second

Manchester United

  • Paul Pogba (114 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 4 seconds
  • Bruno Fernandes (171 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 39 seconds
  • Alex Telles (48 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 30 seconds

Newcastle United

  • Matt Ritchie (19 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Jacob Murphy (73 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes
  • Fabian Schär (60 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 52 seconds

Sheffield United

  • Max Lowe (94 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 25 seconds
  • John Lundstram (111 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 34 seconds
  • Jack O'Connell (26 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 55 seconds

Southampton

  • Moussa Djenepo (101 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes
  • Nathan Redmond (60 mistakes) - Mistake every 5 minutes 29 seconds
  • James Ward-Prowse (153 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 28 seconds

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Giovani Lo Celso (79  mistakes) - Mistake every 3 minutes 53 seconds
  • Erik Lamela (38 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 57 seconds
  • Matt Doherty (76 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 55 seconds

West Bromwich Albion 

  • Matt Phillips (45 mistakes) - Mistake every 3 minutes 52 second
  • Grady Diangana (154 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 32 seconds
  • Conor Gallagher (136 mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 38 seconds

West Ham United

  • Tomas Soucek - (206  mistakes) - Mistake every 4 minutes 48 seconds
  • Ryan Fredericks - (37 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 11 seconds
  • Arthur Masuaku - (132 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 27 seconds

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Rayan Aït-Nouri (41 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 42 seconds
  • Leander Dendoncker (122 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 44 seconds
  • João Moutinho (90 mistakes) - Mistake every 6 minutes 59 seconds
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