A study conducted over the international break has revealed each Premier League club’s “lucky charm”, with some surprising results.
The Premier League’s most influential player is Phil Foden. He boasts a winning percentage of 85% for Manchester City, having featured in six of the club’s eight games so far this season.
Research and analysis were conducted by bettingexpert.com based on every player to have made over five league appearances for their club. Foden came out on top as the Premier League’s lucky charm – only just though.
Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian, who stepped in for an injured Alisson Becker in October, came a very close second on 84.6% according to bettingexpert.com.
Alisson is the next best Reds star in terms of a winning percentage at 79.5%, having won 58 of his 73 games. Naby Keita rounded off the top three of Jurgen Klopp’s lucky charms on 78.7%.
Another surprising outcome was Timothy Fosu-Mensah emerging on top of Manchester United’s list. The 22-year-old, who has just one appearance to his name this season, has won 11 (or 68.8% in this case) of his 16 Premier League games.
Odion Ighalo (67%), Eric Bailly (64%), Nemanja Matic (60%) and Bruno Fernandes (57%) rounded off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list of most influential players.
While Marcos Alonso, who has become a forlorn figure at Chelsea this season, top’s Frank Lampard’s list. The full-back has won 66% of his league games in London ahead of summer signings Ben Chilwell (60%) and Thiago Silva (60%).
Another surprise on the north side of London, meanwhile, saw Mohamed Elneny (61%) emerge as Arsenal’s lucky charm. Rob Holding came a close second on 59% with Gabriel (57%), Willian (57%), and Hector Bellerin (55.4%) rounding off the top five.
Each Premier League club’s most influential player
Arsenal – Mohamed Elneny (61%)
Aston Villa – Ollie Watkins, Emiliano Martinez, Matthew Cash (71%)
Brighton – Aaron Connolly (27%)
Burnley – James Tarkowski (38%)
Chelsea – Marcos Alonso (66%)
Crystal Palace – Eberechi Eze (57%)
Everton – James Rodriguez (57%)
Fulham – Maxime Le Marchand (25%)
Leeds – Ezgjan Alioski, Rodrigo (50%)
Leicester City – Timothy Castagne (67%)
Liverpool – Adrian (85%)
Manchester City – Phil Foden (85%)
Manchester United – Timothy Fosu Mensah (69%)
Newcastle – Ryan Fraser (40%)
Sheffield United – Ben Osborn (42%)
Southampton – Kyle Walker-Peters (56%)
Tottenham – Matt Doherty (67%)
West Brom – Matt Phillips (25%)
West Ham – Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson (40%)
Wolves – Maximilian Kilman (56%)