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Serie A – 2017/2018
Aleksandar Kolarov vs Alex Sandro. The two fantastic left-backs in Serie A, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?
Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Aleksandar Kolarov and Alex Sandro 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
Aleksandar Kolarov played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Alex Sandro did — 35 to 26.
Kolarov played more minutes than Sandro – 3061 to 2115.
Alex Sandro has recorded 2.2 tackles per match in Serie A (EFRating = 4.97), which is more than Aleksandar Kolarov’s 1.7 tackles per match (EFRating = 3.84).
Kolarov has managed to get 2.4 clearances per match in Serie A (EFRating = 1.52), which is more than Sandro’s 1.6 clearances per match (EFRating = 1.02).
Aleksandar Kolarov has 0.2 blocks per match in Serie A (EFRating = 1.40).
Kolarov provided more Serie A interceptions, he has managed to get 1.5 interceptions per match (EFRating = 4.09), 0.3 more than Alex Sandro did (EFRating = 3.27).
In Serie A, Aleksandar Kolarov has 0.6 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.83), while Alex Sandro has 0.7 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.71).
Kolarov won more offsides in Serie A, he won 0.3 offsides per match (EFRating = 1.36), 0.2 more than Alex Sandro did (EFRating = 0.45).
In Serie A, Aleksandar Kolarov has 0.7 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.43), while Alex Sandro has 2 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.50).
Based on the analysis above, Aleksandar Kolarov is clearly the king of 6 defensive categories (interceptions per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match, blocks per match, fouls per match and offside won per match).
Alex Sandro is the king of 1 defensive category (tackles per match).
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Aleksandar Kolarov seems like the easy pick over Alex Sandro as the superior defender in Serie A.
|Player||Aleksandar Kolarov||Alex Sandro|