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Distinct records held in the Premier League in the last 10 years

5. No. of aerial duels won (Peter Crouch-1785):

The tall English forward came onto the scene with a reputation of a player frequently used to use his tall physique to score goals. Crouch has been successfully able to use his height over the years to create havoc in the opposition defence. Crouch has won 1785 aerial duels in total, the most by any player in the Premier League. It comes as no surprise that 39 out of his 106 goals have come through headers. A goal to be scored at 50/1 with Coral.

4. Through balls (Cesc Fabregas-359)

The Spaniard has been a well established in the Premier League, and his passing has arguably been his best quality. At Arsenal, Cesc was incredibly influential in his creativity role in the midfield. It brought the best out of him after which he left for Barcelona. He returned to England to join Chelsea, and his playmaking has been as good as it has been over the years. The former Gunner captain holds the record for most successful through balls in league with 359 of them.

3. Interceptions (Gael Clichy-855)

It is sad that Gael Clichy is no more seen in the Premier League post-Pep Guardiola’s decision to let him go from Manchester City and join Turkish club Basaksehir. Prior to that, Clichy has spent some good amount of time in the Premier League playing first for Arsenal and then for Manchester City. In the process, Clichy made 855 interceptions, the most by any player in the Premier League.

2. Hitting the post/crossbar (Robin Van Persie-44)

The Dutch striker was an amazing striker and surely a delight to watch. He started out playing for Arsenal in the Premier League. Van Persie with his sweet left foot scored plenty of goals for the Gunners, and it was in the 2012-13 season that he left them to join Manchester United, where he won the Premier League in his very first season. In his 280 appearances in the league, Van Persie hit the woodwork 44 times beating his former teammate Wayne Rooney who hit the woodwork 28 times.

1. Corners taken (Steven Gerrard-901)

The English international always stayed loyal to his club Liverpool in spite of the fact that the Merseyside club failed to win the Premier League while he played for them. Gerrard was a set-piece specialist with his stunning ability to deliver the ball with utmost pace and accuracy. He was always Liverpool’s lead-man, taking corners from both left and right side of the field. In his 504 appearances for the Reds, he took 901 corners for them, the most in the league with Stewart Downing in the second position with 896 corners.

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