Dribbling is a unique skill. Only a handful of players can dribble effectively. Some learn the act, while some players have inbuilt dribbling skills as a talent.
It’s a skill that gives a player an edge over his opponent in contention for the ball during a game. This season, We’ve witnessed some footballers who have been threats to defenders.
These are the top ten dribblers worthy of mention because of their quality and contributions to the club sides they represent in Europe in 2021.
10. MATEO KOVACIC
He’s a silent worker whose contribution is hardly noticed but he’s a player whose contribution to Chelsea’s rugged midfield cannot be doubted.
The former Dinamo Zagreb midfielder started the current campaign quite well, the Croatian midfielder has been the midfield cunning man for the Blues. He’s leading in the stats of the most completed dribbles for Chelsea so far. Without a doubt, he’s unconsidered one of the finest dribblers in the Premier League.
9. BERNARDO SILVA
Before the season started, Silva was in the news, the rumor of the Portuguese leaving the citizens was all over the place, but he stayed put.
Without underappreciating Bernardo, he has been one of Manchester City’s most productive players in this campaign. The Portuguese international has been making life difficult for Premier League defenders he has gone up against.
His display against Liverpool was a show of class and the man isn’t occasional in his duty this season.
8. LUDOVIC BLAS
Ludovic Blas’ contributions to Nantes’ promotion to Ligue 1 was an incredible feat that’s worthy of appraisal. This season, he has been impressively great.
Because of him and his contributions, Nante started the season quite well. The Frenchman’s six goals in 11 Ligue 1 appearances this term has been soaring the team. Ludovic is a menace with the ball.
7. MARCO VERRATTI
The Italian combative midfielder has been Paris Saint Germain’s most productive player this campaign. The Euro 2020 winner has been finding it difficult to get much playing time due to the competition in the middle of the park.
However, when it comes to duel situations, ball recovery, and dribbling, Marco has been leading the chart.
6. WILFRED ZAHA
Zaha is a magic feet player who’s always a bigger threat to EPL defenders. He’s proven himself many times without number at Crystal Palace season after season that he’s not a fluke.
The Ivorian international is a genuine threat and feared attacker in the Premier League. Some of his attributes are not far fetched, he is fond of making life difficult for Premier League defenders,
He is a very difficult player to dispossess when in possession of the ball. He has the dexterity to run defenders ragged and he’s also good at winning penalties for his team.
5. MOHAMED SALAH
Mo Salah’s current form is a testament to this eulogy and he’s a player whose consistency has been a topic of discussion in the media.
He is without doubt the best footballer in the English Premier League this season and probably in the world. The Liverpool forward has been scoring some unbelievable goals especially against tougher opponents in this campaign.
He is a player who is fond of moving past his opponents without hassle. His iconic goal against Manchester City cannot be forgotten in a hurry.
4. KYLIAN MBAPPE
Despite the barrage of speculation surrounding his contract saga with PSG, Mbappe’s form in Ligue one hasn’t waned. He’s a player with massive energy and speed, that’s why it’s easy for him to get past his opponents ungagged.
He’s a player with the tendency of making life difficult for defenders and he usually gets the better of them. The former World Cup winner has proven to be an enigmatic sprinter in recent years.
3. VINICIUS JUNIOR
Vinícius Junior has been on another level this season. He’s made the most completed dribbles this campaign in Spanish La Liga. Unlike the preceding seasons where he was very wasteful.
He is a sprinter with substance. The Brazilian attacker started the current season well with him scoring seven goals in the league. Without a doubt, Vinicius has been Real Madrid’s most productive winger in this campaign.
2. ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN
Allan’s form this season has been top-notch. Surprisingly, the Frenchman who is playing for struggling Magpies has completed the most dribbles in the Premier League after Adama Traore.
Despite Newcastle’s poor run, He has contributed his quota to the team and also delivers in front of goal.
1. ADAMA TRAORE
Adama Traore has been a great dribbler since he joined the Premier League and his speed has always been a threat to defenders in the Premier League.
The former Barcelona academy footballer has completed the most dribbles in the league this campaign for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Although the Spaniard hasn’t been seeing the back of the net often, his physique and pace are his strong points, it’s almost impossible to get the ball off him without putting a big fight.