The PSL's top possession-based teams


Possession in the modern game is a key factor for teams who wish to dominate opposition by starving them of the ball, and a number of Absa Premiership sides currently employ this tactic.

Possession-based football places emphasis on having the ball more than the opponents in order to remain in control of the match, and ultimately the scoreline.

Often this does not directly translate into victory, because football is about scoring goals and possession of the ball does not necessarily mean a team will get it into the back of the net.

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But possession statistics more often than not gives an indication of the style of football a manager enjoys, helping fans gain an understanding of what is expected from the team they support.

With league action set to return on Wednesday evening, following a full round of Telkom Knockout action, takes a look at the leading teams in possession so far this season.

Scroll through the gallery above to check which teams/managers employ a possession-based game and how they have fared thus far.