Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has been one of the standout Premier League players of the season, but there is one aspect of his game that he needs to work on, judging by talkSPORT’s statistics.
There are eight players who have made more interceptions in the top flight than the Frenchman, and one of them is West Ham United defender Winston Reid.
The Hammers had a miserable start to the season, winning just one of their first seven league games, but they have since made improvements, which has moved them to 11th in the table.
Reid has been a regular in Slaven Bilic’s team, starting 24 league games and featuring six times in cup competitions.
talkSPORT’s stats prove why he is so often trusted by the manager as he has made the fourth-most interceptions in the Premier League this season.
Reid has cut out opponents’ passes 65 times, which is six more than Kante has managed, while Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny have made 67 and 73 interceptions respectively.
Surprisingly, Hull City’s Curtis Davies has snatched the ball on 83 occasions in the top flight this season, which is more than anyone else.