Premier League

Who completes the most crosses per game in the Premier League?

Crosses can be some of the most potent weapons in a team's arsenal, but which players deliver the most per 90 minutes...

 
11:34am on Thursday 11th February 2021
By
Martin Macdonald

Nobody sends more crosses into the box per 90 minutes than Newcastle winger Ryan Fraser, who delivers 10.6 per game in the Premier League.

The former Bournemouth player has only started six matches in the league this season due to injury concerns and probably a lack of form, too, but when he does play, his game is centred around getting balls into the penalty area.

Within the top five for the players with the most crosses per game in 2020/21, is also his Newcastle team-mate Matt Ritchie, whose tally is 8.0.

The fact that both Newcastle wide men make the top five displays that Bruce has clearly asked his players to bombard the opposition penalty area with deliveries.

Interestingly, two players from another club also make the top five in Liverpool.

It isn't a total surprise to see Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson on the leaderboard for their 8.8 and 8.4 crosses into the box per 90 respectively, but it doesn't tell the whole story with regards to a comparison with Newcastle.

It would be fair to say that Steve Bruce has likely requested that his players bombard the opposition penalty area with crosses, whereas the numbers from Jurgen Klopp's men are boosted because they receive much, much more of the ball than the Magpies in possession.

Fraser's number may be the highest, but he has played significantly less minutes than the Liverpool pair.

Making up the top five is new Man Utd recruit Alex Telles, who sends 8.4 crosses into the box per 90.

Premier League's Proficient Crossers

PlayerTeamCrosses P90
Ryan FraserNewcastle10.6
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool8.8
Andy RobertsonLiverpool8.4
Alex TellesMan Utd8.4
Matt RitchieNewcastle8.0
Lucas DigneEverton7.5
Pascal GrossBrighton7.4
Pedro NetoWolves7.3
Kevin De BruyneMan City7.1
WillianArsenal6.9

In the above table, it features players who have played 500 minutes or more in the Premier League this season.

If this filter is taken away, the player with the best record for crosses so far this season is actually Conor Hourihane, who established a per 90 tally of 10.7 before his January switch on loan to Swansea.

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