Thanks to the geeks at Squawka, we have the statistics on which players have attempted the most amount of take-ons in Europe's top five leagues so far this season. So who are the masters of the dribble in football this year? Here are the four Players who've completed the most take-ons this season... Number of take-ons this season: 143 Topping this list is Neymar, who, by his stratospheric standards, has had a below-par season. Nonetheless, the Brazilian winger has been typically robust in...
Number of take-ons this season: 126
Heading to what looks likely to be his second Premier League title in three years, Hazard's contribution to Chelsea's success this year has been instrumental and it's no coincidence that a drop in form last season coincided with the Blues' worst finish in decades.
The Belgian superstar is renowned for attacking defenders with aplomb and this campaign has been no different, with the 26-year-old passing the 125 mark recently. His constant desire to give full backs a hellish experience has helped him grab 14 goals and five assists.
Number of take-ons this season: 138
Another Premier League winger, Adama Traore is trying to avoid relegation for the second season in a row, after failing in the task last season with Aston Villa. Now at Middlesbrough, the former Barcelona youth product is relentless in his movement with the ball, taking every opportunity possible to take on a defender.
Still just 21 years of age, what Traore may lack in a final product he most certainly makes up for in a sheer commitment to making something happen with the ball. Whether Boro manage to retain their top flight status or not, they will find it difficult to hold onto the former Spanish under 19 international.
Number of take-ons this season: 139
A relative unknown outside of France and Germany, Saint-Maximin is currently owned by high-flying Monaco, but has yet to feature for the Champions League quarter finalists, spending the past two seasons on loan, with Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga and currently with Ligue 1's Bastia respectively.
This season he has been explosive as ever, attempting one more take-on than Traore to put himself as the second most forward-thinking player in Europe. The 20-year-old has been capped at youth level by France and is expected to return to the Stade Louis II to complete his football education.
Number of take-ons this season: 143
Topping this list is Neymar, who, by his stratospheric standards, has had a below-par season. Nonetheless, the Brazilian winger has been typically robust in doing his job on the line and going head-to-head against his marker.
A few disciplinary issues may have taken centre stage in the Neymar story this season, but it's difficult to forget what an incredible player the Selecao captain is. He remains one of the most dominant forces in football and arguably the most threatening offensive players on the planet.