Euro Football Rumours
Premier League – 2017/2018
Granit Xhaka vs Paul Pogba. The two fantastic midfielders in Premier League, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?
Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Granit Xhaka and Paul Pogba in five passing categories:
- Key passes per match
- Passes per match
- Pass success percentage
- Crosses past per match
Granit Xhaka played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Paul Pogba did — 38 to 27.
Xhaka played more minutes than Pogba – 3266 to 2151.
Paul Pogba has 10 assists in Premier League (EFRating = 8.00), which is more than Granit Xhaka’s 7 assists (EFRating = 5.60).
Paul Pogba has recorded 1.4 key passes per match in Premier League (EFRating = 3.04), compared to Granit Xhaka’s 1.0 (EFRating = 2.17).
Xhaka has created 82.0 passes per match in Premier League (EFRating = 4.03), which is more than Pogba’s 63.7 passes per match (EFRating = 3.13).
In Premier League, Granit Xhaka has completed 86.9% of his passes (EFRating = 3.97), while Paul Pogba has completed only 85.3% (EFRating = 3.43).
Xhaka has recorded 0.8 crosses per match in Premier League (EFRating = 2.82), compared to Pogba’s 0.1 (EFRating = 0.35).
Based on the analysis above, Granit Xhaka is clearly the king of 3 passing categories (passes per match, pass success percentage and crosses per match).
Paul Pogba is the king of 2 passing categories (assists and key passes per match).
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Granit Xhaka seems like superior passer in Premier League.
|Player||Granit Xhaka||Paul Pogba|