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The stats behind the top four race, Van Dijk


Van Dijk was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday

Is this the worst ever top-four battle? What has made Virgil van Dijk the player of the season? And could Jamie Vardy be in with a late shout for the Golden Boot?

BBC Sport delves into the stats behind the biggest talking points from another dramatic weekend in the Premier League.

Top four struggles

Does anyone actually want to finish in the top four? The battle for a coveted Champions League place has been one of the most erratic ever, and with two games remaining, we do not know who will get the final two places.

Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United just can’t string a run of results together.

Spurs, currently in third on 70 points, lost 1-0 to West Ham on Saturday. It was their sixth defeat in 10 and Mauricio Pochettino’s side have taken just 10 points in that run – the worst record in the top six.

It led Spanish side Sevilla, who are fifth in La Liga, to tweet

Form in last 10 league games
Tottenham: LLDLLWWLWL (10 points)Arsenal: WWDWWLWLLL (16 points)
Manchester United: DWWLWLWLLD (14 points)Chelsea: WWDLWWWLDD (18 points)

Dribbled past by opponent (defenders in Premier League 2018-19, at least 2,000 mins)
PlayerDribbled past
Van Dijk0