- Burn tops most nutmegged
- Gibbs-White and Iwobi inflict most embarrassment
- Aaronson stung four times
WHAT HAPPENED? Data and analytics company StatsBomb published their end-of-season list of those who are most proficient at threading the ball through an opponent's legs and those who most often have the ignominy inflicted upon them.
THE RESULTS: Topping the list of those dishing it out are Nottingham Forest's trickster-in-chief Morgan Gibbs-White and Everton's fleet-footed Alex Iwobi. Predictable names such as James Maddison, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes fill out the list alongside Joao Felix who managed the feat an impressive seven times despite limited playing time.
Aaronson will shudder see his name on the list of those who've been on the wrong end of one of football's most simple but enduringly humiliating acts but he'll draw some solace in the fact that his figure is half of that than the league's leader, Newcastle's Dan Burn.
|Most nutmegs||Most nutmegged|
|Morgan Gibbs-White||8||Dan Burn||8|
|Alex Iwobi||8||Pascal Gross||6|
|Mathias Jensen||7||Youri Tielemans||5|
|Joao Felix||7||Lewis Cook||5|
|James Maddison||7||Ryan Christie||4|
|Bruno Fernandes||7||Brenden Aaronson||4|
|Marcus Rashford||7||Antonee Robinson||4|
|Joao Cancelo||6||Mikkel Damsgaard||4|
DID YOU KNOW? There's no agreement over where one of playground football's most beloved piece of terminology came from. One school of thought suggest the phrase came from the Cockney rhyming slang for legs, while another theory relates to the tricks played in the once lucrative export trade for nutmeg. Whatever the truth, Aaronson and his fellow victims will be sure to spend the close season working on ways of keeping those legs a little closer together.