Former Chelsea star Arjen Robben has the best win percentage rate out of any Premier League footballer, according to the Mirror.
The 32-year-old joined Chelsea back in 2004 and spent three years at the club, winning the Premier League twice, as well as two League Cup triumphs and an FA Cup win. Jose Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea was nothing short of impressive, with the ‘Special One’ making a raft of great signings during his window in charge, and then winning the Premier League in his first season with the southwest London side.
It appears that Robben’s influence over the team made him one of its most important players, with the Dutchman recording wins in 82.1% of his 67 Premier League games for Chelsea.
The whole list has a heavy Chelsea influence, with former Blues defender Paolo Ferreira coming in second with 72.3%, while defensive midfielder Claude Makelele was also evidently a crucial part of Mourinho’s side, placing third with 70.8%.
The highest ranking non-Chelsea player is former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, but the Blues theme continues in the form of Michael Ballack and Ricardo Carvalho.
However, the list is not exactly indicative of great players, with former Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia coming in at seventh position, with a win ratio of 69.8%. Did we all miss something with the Spaniard? Did all of his supposedly impressive work at City go unnoticed?
Former Arsenal midfielder Edu racked up 55 wins in 79 league appearances for the Gunners and earns a spot on the list, while Patrice Evra also sneaks inside the top 10 thanks to his years of service to United.
The only player on the list currently plying their trade in the Premier League is Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, whose time with Leicester last season and impressive start to life with Chelsea this year has seen him identified as a player with an impressive win ratio. The France international could have won two consecutive Premier League titles come the end of the season, such is Chelsea’s current form.
1st: Arjen Robben – 82.1% (55 wins in 67 games for Chelsea)
2nd:Paulo Ferreira – 72.3% (102 wins in 141 games for Chelsea)
3rd: Claude Makelele – 70.8% (102 wins in 144 games for Chelsea)
4th: Nemanja Vidic – 70.6% (149 wins in 211 games for Manchester United)
5th: Michael Ballack – 70.5% (74 wins in 105 games for Chelsea)
6th: Ricardo Carvalho – 70.4% (95 wins in 135 games for Chelsea)
7th: Javi Garcia – 69.8% (37 wins in 53 games for Manchester City)
8th: Edu – 69.6% (55 wins in 79 games for Arsenal)
9th: Patrice Evra – 68.1% (186 wins in 273 games for Manchester United)
10th: N’Golo Kante – 67.9% (36 wins in 53 games for Leicester and Chelsea)