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Statistical Analysis

Damien Da Silva vs Bakary Koné – Ligue 1 – 2017/2018

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Damien Da Silva


Bakary Koné


Position: Centre-back

Ligue 1 – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 05.06.2018


Damien Da Silva vs Bakary Koné. The two fantastic defenders in Ligue 1, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Damien Da Silva and Bakary Koné 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


Damien Da Silva played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Bakary Koné did — 32 to 28.
Da Silva played more minutes than Koné – 2838 to 2462.
Damien Da Silva has recorded 1.6 tackles per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 3.61), which is more than Bakary Koné’s 0.9 tackles per match (EFRating = 2.03).
Da Silva has managed to get 5.3 clearances per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 3.37), which is more than Koné’s 4.2 clearances per match (EFRating = 2.67).
Damien Da Silva has 0.8 blocks per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 5.60), compared to Bakary Koné’s 0.4 (EFRating = 2.80).
Koné provided more Ligue 1 interceptions, he has managed to get 1.2 interceptions per match (EFRating = 3.27), 0.1 more than Da Silva did (EFRating = 3.00).
In Ligue 1, Damien Da Silva has 0.4 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.25), while Bakary Koné has 0.7 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.71).
Bakary Koné won 0.5 offsides per match (EFRating = 2.27), same like Damien Da Silva (EFRating = 2.27).
In Ligue 1, Koné has 0.8 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.25), while Da Silva has 1.1 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.91).

Based on the analysis above, Damien Da Silva is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (tackles per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match and blocks per match).

Bakary Koné is the king of 2 defensive categories (interceptions per match and fouls per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Damien Da Silva seems like the easy pick over Bakary Koné as the superior defender in Ligue 1.


Player Damien Da Silva Bakary Koné
EFRating 20.01 15.01


Damien Da Silva
Damien Da Silva

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