Another superb display by Mohamed Diame on Sunday.

The Newcastle midfielder vying with Jonjo Shelvey for the man of the match accolade.

The pair of them totally bossing the midfield to give Newcastle the platform for an excellent 3-0 win.

Whilst we all love goals and attacking play, one of the highlights for me was to see Mohamed Diame totally dominate N’Golo Kante, Diame repeatedly hassling the Chelsea midfielder and catching him in possession.

That is really something considering just how excellent Kante is.

On Tuesday morning stats have been published showing which Premier League players have put in the most tackles.

The full list is below and Mohamed Diame comes a very respectable 11th place with 89 tackles but…

The Newcastle midfielder has actually done far better than that 11th place in reality, this is his season compared to the three players who filled the top three places.

138 Wilfred Ndidi 

Played 2899 PL minutes and his 138 tackles came at a rate of 1 every 21.01 minutes

117 Idrissa Gueye

Played 2757 PL minutes and his 117 tackles came at a rate of 1 every 23.56 minutes

113 N’Golo Kante

Played 2998 PL minutes and his 113 tackles came at a rate of 1 every 26.53 minutes

89 Mohamed Diame

Played 2042 PL minutes and his 89 tackles came at a rate of 1 every 22.94 minutes

Reality is, that Wilfred Ndidi deserves top spot in every way but arguably, Mohamed Diame outperformed both Gueye and Kante.

Premier League players who have put in most tackles in 2017/18 – As compiled by The Star:

138 Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)

117 Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

113 N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

104 Dale Stephens (Brighton)

102 Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield)

96 Joe Allen (Stoke)

96 Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham)

93 Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield)

93 Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

92 Kyle Naughton (Swansea)

89 Mohamed Diame (Newcastle United)

85 Luka Millvojevic (Crystal Palace)

83 Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield)

82 Jordan Ayew (Swansea)

80 Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

79 Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford)

78 Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)

73 Davy Propper (Brighton)

72 Jake Livermore (West Brom)

71 Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham)

71 Erik Pieters (Stoke)



  • Billmag

    Would love to see his stats from Xmas.

  • gold coast mag

    did Lascelles bit of biffo start the change? massive morph from slow mo to mighty mo- can he get better?

  • Arty Hume

    Again MOM performance from Diame IMHO, such an unbelievable turnaround since Christmas. Without his steamroller performance and determination we would have not reached the 10th position I am sure. Well done Diame, most improved player by a mile. :)

    • Cockneytrev

      I echo these sentiments ,,,,,

    • Billmag

      Yes and his improved form has coincided with Shelvey’s upsurge in form also.

  • Simon Ritter

    Diame’s performances remind me of aggressive midfielders from an earlier era. Trouble is, a lot of today’s referees penalise such players more often than is necessary. I wonder how many free kicks he conceded.