There is nothing better than watching a player take on a defence on his own and dribble past his opponents. Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can change the game in a matter of minutes thanks to their dribbling ability, in this day and age of tactics and movement between players, you do not often get a chance to see players dribble all that much.
In a more pass and move oriented game, there still are a few players who are willing to provide the oomph to their team by making runs and creating chances and here are the top 5 dribblers from the Premier League from the 2014 season. Only players who have participated in 10 games or more this season have been compared to compile the top 5 from Whoscored.com
5: Jefferson Montero – Swansea City
Probably an unlikely name in the top 5 but Montero is one of the best in terms of dribbling past opponents, the Swansea winger has 2.8 successful dribbles from the 12 games he has played in, the stunning fact about his dribbling stats is that he has only played 528 minutes in those 12 games which is by far the lowest number of minutes played by any of the top 5.
4: Erik Lamela – Tottenham Hotspurs
What a difference a season makes, Erik Lamela was brought in for big money but was unable to do much in his debut season with Spurs but he has been a completely different player this season for Tottenham. Under Pochettino, he seems to be a completely different player, probably one of the best players from a stuttering Tottenham side. Lamela has 3 successful dribbles per game from the 12 games he has taken part in and has assisted 4 goals this season in the Premier League.
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