Angelo Ogbonna vs James Tomkins – Premier League – 2017/2018

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Angelo Ogbonna


James Tomkins


Position: Centre-back

Premier League – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 06.06.2018


Angelo Ogbonna vs James Tomkins. The two fantastic defenders in Premier League, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Angelo Ogbonna and James Tomkins 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


Angelo Ogbonna played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than James Tomkins did — 32 to 28.
Ogbonna played more minutes than Tomkins – 2880 to 2388.
James Tomkins has recorded 1.7 tackles per match in Premier League (EFRating = 3.84), which is more than Angelo Ogbonna’s 1 tackle per match (EFRating = 2.26).
Tomkins has managed to get 7.6 clearances per match in Premier League (EFRating = 4.83), which is more than Ogbonna’s 6 clearances per match (EFRating = 3.81).
Angelo Ogbonna has 0.8 blocks per match in Premier League (EFRating = 5.60), compared to James Tomkins’s 0.4 (EFRating = 2.80).
James Tomkins provided more Premier League interceptions, he has managed to get 2.3 interceptions per match (EFRating = 6.27), 0.5 more than Angelo Ogbonna did (EFRating = 4.91).
In Premier League, Ogbonna has 0.3 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.67), while James Tomkins has 0.5 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.00).
Angelo Ogbonna won 0.5 offsides per match (EFRating = 2.27), same like James Tomkins (EFRating = 2.27).
In Premier League, Ogbonna has 0.5 fouls per match (EFRating = 2.00), while Tomkins has 0.7 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.43).

Based on the analysis above, Angelo Ogbonna is clearly the king of 3 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match and clearances per match).

James Tomkins is the king of 3 defensive categories (dribbled past per match, blocks per match and fouls per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Angelo Ogbonna seems like superior defender in Premier League.


Player Angelo Ogbonna James Tomkins
EFRating 22.52 22.44


Angelo Ogbonna
Angelo Ogbonna

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