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La Liga – 2017/2018
José Gayá vs Jordi Alba. The two fantastic left-backs in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?
Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by José Gayá and Jordi Alba in seven defensive categories:
- Tackles per match
- Clearances per match
- Blocks per match
- Interceptions per match
- Dribbled past per match
- Offside won per match
- Fouls per match
José Gayá played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Jordi Alba did — 34 to 33.
Gayá played more minutes than Alba – 2918 to 2745.
José Gayá has recorded 2.3 tackles per match in La Liga (EFRating = 5.19), which is more than Jordi Alba’s 1.9 tackles per match (EFRating = 4.29).
José Gayá has managed to get 2.3 clearances per match in La Liga (EFRating = 1.46), which is more than Jordi Alba’s 1.5 clearances per match (EFRating = 0.95).
Gayá has 0.4 blocks per match in La Liga (EFRating = 2.80), compared to Jordi Alba’s 0.2 (EFRating = 1.40).
Jordi Alba provided more La Liga interceptions, he has managed to get 2.1 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.73), 0.5 more than José Gayá did (EFRating = 4.36).
In La Liga, Gayá has 0.7 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.71), while Alba has 0.8 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.63).
Jordi Alba won more offsides in La Liga, he won 0.5 offsides per match (EFRating = 2.27), 0.2 more than José Gayá did (EFRating = 1.36).
In La Liga, Gayá has 1 foul per match (EFRating = 1.00), while Alba has 1.1 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.91).
Based on the analysis above, José Gayá is clearly the king of 5 defensive categories (tackles per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match, blocks per match and fouls per match).
Jordi Alba is the king of 2 defensive categories (interceptions per match and offside won per match).
In conclusion, with all the statistics, José Gayá seems like superior defender in La Liga.
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