MARVE SLOWS DOWN

Sports Reporter

ZIMBABWE international midfielder, Marvellous Nakamba, has slowed down on tackles for Luton Town in the English Premier League lately.

He has lost ground at the top of the standings.

After seven games, Nakamba was sitting comfortably at the top of the tackles chart with 31, followed by Tottenham’s Bissouma, on 25.

However, three games later Nakamba is now second with 37.

Fulham’s Portuguese star Joao Palhinha leads the chart with 45.

This means from averaging 4.43 tackles a match after Week 7, Nakamba managed just six in the next three games against Premiership leaders Tottenham, Nottingham Forest and former club Aston Villa at an average of two tackles a game.

The 29-year-old Nakamba has taken part in every one of the side’s 10 Premier League matches in 2023/2024, having been selected in the starting XI in all 10.

He had lasted all 90 minutes in the previous nine games until Sunday when he was taken off in the 76th minute leaving his total minutes on the pitch at 886 in 10 matches.

He has accumulated three yellow cards and is expected back in the starting line-up when Luton Town host Liverpool on Sunday evening.

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