In Numbers: Romeu's sensational season

By SFC Media Mon 29 May First team
Photo by Naomi Baker | Oriol Romeu

He swept up the Player of the Season awards in 2016/17, and we take a look behind the numbers of Oriol Romeu's incredible campaign...

3,072 – minutes played in the Premier League, second only to Fraser Forster (3,420) at Southampton.

59.1 – Average passes per game, which is the most of any Southampton player in the Premier League this season.

2,068 – The total number of passes made by Romeu during the season, which was more than 300 ahead of any other Saints player. It also put him tenth in the entire Premier League.

117 – The number of tackles Romeu has made in the Premier League, which is 34 more than any other Saints player (Cédric – 83). Only Everton’s Idrissa Gueye (136) and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté (126) made more.

89 – The number of interceptions he made in the Premier League during 2016/17. Virgil van Dijk, on 54, was the next closest Saints player. No midfielder made more in the whole of the division, while Hull’s Curtis Davies and Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny (both 90) were the only ones ahead of Romeu.

66 – Clearances made during the Premier League season, which was the most by any Saints midfielder.

13 – The number of shots Romeu blocked, which was the most of any Southampton midfielder in the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

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