Adrian Clarke looks at the standout individual statistics by position in the 2019/20 Premier League season so far.
Controlling possession for Pep Guardiola’s side, they complete more successful passes inside the opposition half than anyone else.
Remarkably they also boast the greatest accuracy, too.
Key to this has been former Atletico Madrid player Rodri, who has enjoyed a successful debut season as City's midfield orchestrator.
The 23-year-old has made the most successful passes in the opposition half while maintaining the best accuracy.
|Succ. passes in opp. half||Pass accuracy in opp. half|
|Rodri (MCI)||1069||Rodri (MCI)||90.6%|
|Ilkay Gundogan (MCI)||898||Ilkay Gundogan (MCI)||89.9%|
|Jorginho (CHE)||866||Georginio Wijnaldum (LIV)||89.9%|
|Mateo Kovacic (CHE)||811||Harry Winks (TOT)||88.1%|
|Fred (MUN)||770||Matteo Guendouzi (ARS)||86.3%|
Gundogan's continued importance is highlighted by the fact the 29-year-old has made more key passes from open play than any other player in his position.
And while Rodri's ability to take charge in the middle third is well known, he has shown he too can create a number of goalscoring opportunities.
He has made only two fewer open-play key passes than Gundogan and features in the top five along with a pair of Manchester United midfielders.
|Ilkay Gundogan (MCI)||29|
|Andreas Pereira (MUN)||28|
|Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (SOU)||28|
Both lead the way for most tackles won and interceptions made.
|Most tackles won||Most interceptions|
|Wilfred Ndidi (LEI)||47||Wilfred Ndidi (LEI)||61|
|Declan Rice (WHU)||46||Declan Rice (WHU)||61|
|Joao Moutinho (WOL)||45||Etienne Capoue (WAT)||61|
|Philip Billing (BOU)||42||Philip Billing (BOU)||59|
|James McArthur (CRY)||40||Jorginho (CHE)||57|
Lundstram’s powerful surges into the box have been a feature of the Blades’ impressive return to the top flight and he has had the most shots in the box among central midfielders.
|Touches in opp. box||Shots in box|
|James McArthur (CRY)||65||John Lundstram (SHU)||26|
|Georginio Wijnaldum (LIV)||53||Cheikhou Kouyate (CRY)||19|
|Cheikhou Kouyate (CRY)||52||Georginio Wijnaldum (LIV)||17|
|John McGinn (AVL)||49||John McGinn (AVL)||16|
|John Lundstram (SHU)||47||John Fleck (SHU)||15|
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