Wolverhampton Wanderers duo Adama Traore and Pedro Neto are currently the top two dribblers in Europe.
According to data from Wyscout (via @WolvesFC_latest), the Molineux wingers are leading the way for dribbles completed successfully among all players from Europe’s top five leagues.
Traore is top with 175 completed with a 71% success rate, while Neto is on his tail with 131 completed at 61%.
They’re currently ahead of Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish, who is third with 129 (70%), and Junior Messias of Italian outfit Crotone (117, 65%).
They’re even ahead of Lionel Messi (101, 51%) and Kylian Mbappe (100, 51%), who are fifth and sixth respectively.
It suggests the pair as being two of the most exciting players in the Premier League, if not Europe.
Unfortunately, there has been a lack of goals and assists to go along with these completed dribbles.
Neto has five goals and three assists, and Traore has none of either – although it was his shot that led to the own goal from Illan Meslier against Leeds United, and he did win a penalty against Brighton that was converted.
Potential to be frightening
These are really encouraging numbers from Neto and Traore.
To have made more successful dribbles than the likes of Messi and Mbappe really does highlight how dangerous they both are.
They are both so direct and positive, and as soon as they both become a little most consistent in the final third, Wolves will become one scary outfit.
Both have been somewhat unlucky so far, and one wonders how many assists they would have by now if Raul Jimenez had not suffered the injury he did.