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Premier League – 2017/2018
Ashley Young vs Ben Davies. The two fantastic left-backs in Premier League, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?
Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Ashley Young and Ben Davies 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
Ashley Young played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Ben Davies did — 30 to 29.
Young played more minutes than Davies – 2448 to 2325.
Ashley Young has recorded 1.8 tackles per match in Premier League (EFRating = 4.06), which is more than Ben Davies’s 1.6 tackles per match (EFRating = 3.61).
Young has managed to get 2.4 clearances per match in Premier League (EFRating = 1.52), which is more than Ben Davies’s 2.1 clearances per match (EFRating = 1.33).
Ben Davies has 0.2 blocks per match in Premier League (EFRating = 1.40), same like Ashley Young (EFRating = 1.40).
Young provided more Premier League interceptions, he has managed to get 1.9 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.18), 0.9 more than Davies did (EFRating = 2.73).
In Premier League, Ben Davies has 0.8 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.63), while Ashley Young has 1 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.50).
Davies won 0.2 offsides per match (EFRating = 0.91), same like Ashley Young (EFRating = 0.91).
In Premier League, Ben Davies has 0.8 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.25), while Ashley Young has 1 foul per match (EFRating = 1.00).
Based on the analysis above, Ashley Young is clearly the king of 3 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match and clearances per match).
Ben Davies is the king of 2 defensive categories (dribbled past per match and fouls per match).
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Ashley Young seems like the easy pick over Ben Davies as the superior defender in Premier League.
|Player||Ashley Young||Ben Davies|