Europe’s Ball Possession Lords Ranked As Chelsea Show Prospect While Xavi Close In On Pepe

Football clubs best ball possession ranking shows Xavi’s Barcelona overtake Bayern Munich to follow Pep’s City while Chelsea edge closer to top zone

Xavi is strongly chasing after his former boss, Pep Guardiola as Somtosport gather the top 5 leagues teams with best possession stats.

Barcelona are top of the La Liga table after a point slip from Real Madrid saw Xavi and his men climb to the top of the league table.

Although having suffered one defeat in the Champions League, Barcelona hold an impressive record on their local league, bagging 7 wins and one draw, same as Real Madrid who is no where the top 3 of this clubs best possession list.

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Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos have tried to maintain a good result so far this season but haven’t been able to own most of the balls like Barcelona and Manchester City have done so far.

The stat shows Real Madrid placed on the 8th position, siting behind Chelsea and Paris Saint German (PSG) respectively.

Chelsea sitting on the 6th place having a 2.0 points per game boost could in anytime overtake Fiorentina who ride on just 1.0 point per match boost.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal sit outside the top 10 but are quickly racing into the top with their 2.7 points per game run, currently sitting behind Napoli and Olympic Lyon.

See top 20 teams with most ball possessions so far this season below.

per match
67.2%Manchester City (ENG)2.6720
64.3%FC Barcelona (ESP)2.8710
64.3%Bayern Munich (GER)1.8441
63.2%Liverpool FC (ENG)1.3242
60.9%ACF Fiorentina (ITA)1.0234
60.5%Chelsea FC (ENG)2.0512
59.4%Paris Saint German (FRA)2.6820
59.1%Real Madrid (ESP)2.8710
59.0%Valencia CF (ESP)1.6413
58.2%Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)1.4424
58.0%SSC Napoli (ITA)2.6720
57.8%Arsenal FC (ENG)2.7801
57.6%RB Leipzig (GER)1.3333
57.3%Stade Rennais (FRA)1.8532
57.2%RC Lens (FRA)2.1631
56.8%Real Sociedad (ESP)2.0512
56.2%LOSC Lille (FRA)1.6514
55.5%Olympiacos Marseille (FRA)2.3721
54.8%AC Milan (ITA)2.2621
54.6%Inter Milan (ITA)1.7504
54.2%Athletic Club (ESP)2.1521
Source: Instat

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