Premier League average possession table: How Aston Villa compare to Arsenal, Newcastle and rivals - gallery
Taking a look at how Aston Villa and the other 19 Premier League clubs compare for average ball possession totals throughout the 2022/23 season.
Keeping a high possession total is becoming all the more important in the Premier League as the beautiful game continues to develop.
From Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, the champions and title challengers of recent years are all capable of maintaining high pass totals.
Having more of the ball doesn’t always end up in teams earning three points on matchday but more often than not it certainly increases the probability of a positive result.
Asserting control of a game can be very important, especially when defending a lead. Sometimes, of course, it can be counter-productive as some sides end up running out of ideas on the ball but, for the most part, a high average possession is a positive.
With that in mind, here are the statistics for all 20 teams in the Premier League this season, from the least possession to the most. See below.