Premier League 2016/17: Teams who have made the least percentage of backward passes so far this season

4 Sep

We all want to see our teams attack.

There is nothing worse than watching a promising move breakdown and the ball get played deep to the centre-back or goalkeeper, even if it is probably the right decision.

When contemplating which Premier League teams are playing the ball towards their own goal the least, you’re likely to consider more attacking teams as they look to drive forward and score.

Is that really the case though? talkSPORT takes a look at the statistics and, with the help of a calculator, we’ve found out which teams have played the least percentage of backward passes.

Click the arrow above, right, to find out which team tops the list – you might be surprised…

All figures can be found on the Premier League’s official website.


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