Christian Eriksen vs Gylfi Sigurdsson – Premier League – 2018/2019

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Christian Eriksen


Gylfi Sigurdsson

Position: Midfielder

Premier League – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 04.09.2019

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen

We all have favorite midfielders. Either because they play in our favorite football team, because the way they play the game suits our eyes or because of what they have accomplished. Obviously, and Football being such a passionate sport, more often than not, football fans tend to be constantly against each other, trying to demonstrate that their favorite football player is the best and nobody can outplay him.

Football is a universal language, that can inspire discussion between people from all parts of the globe. The debate that can inspire an opinion from just about any football fan around the globe concerns the relative merits of Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Christian Eriksen vs Gylfi Sigurdsson. The two fantastic midfielders in Premier League, but who has performed better in 2018/19 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson in five passing categories:

  • Assists
  • Key passes per match
  • Passes per match
  • Pass success percentage
  • Crosses past per match

Gylfi Sigurdsson played more games in 2018/19 season for his team than Christian Eriksen did — 38 to 35.
Sigurdsson played more minutes than Eriksen – 3134 to 2772.
Christian Eriksen has 12 assists in Premier League, which is more than Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 6 assists.
Eriksen has recorded 2.1 key passes per match in Premier League, compared to Sigurdsson’s 1.9.
Christian Eriksen has created 53.5 passes per match in Premier League, which is more than Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 26.1 passes per match.
In Premier League, Eriksen has completed 81.0% of his passes, while Sigurdsson has completed only 76.2%.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has recorded 1.3 crosses per match in Premier League, compared to Christian Eriksen’s 0.9.

Based on the analysis above, Christian Eriksen is clearly the king of 4 passing categories (assists, key passes per match, passes per match and pass success percentage).

Gylfi Sigurdsson is the king of one passing category (crosses per match).

The final score is 4-1.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Christian Eriksen seems like the superior passer in Premier League.

Player Christian Eriksen Gylfi Sigurdsson
Status Winner Loser

Christian Eriksen or Gylfi Sigurdsson: Which midfielder would you want in your side?


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