Euro Football Rumours
Statistical Analysis

David Silva vs Paul Pogba – Premier League – 2018/2019

Euro Football Rumours

David Silva


Paul Pogba

Position: Midfielder

Premier League – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 03.09.2019

David Silva
David Silva

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 David Silva and Paul Pogba.

David Silva vs Paul Pogba. 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 David Silva and Paul Pogba in five passing categories:

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

Paul Pogba played more games in 2018/19 season for his team than David Silva did — 35 to 33.
Pogba played more minutes than Silva – 3012 to 2412.
Paul Pogba has 9 assists in Premier League, which is more than David Silva’s 8 assists.
Silva has recorded 2.2 key passes per match in Premier League, compared to Paul Pogba’s 1.6.
David Silva has created 61.1 passes per match in Premier League, which is more than Paul Pogba’s 59.1 passes per match.
In Premier League, Silva has completed 87.8% of his passes, while Paul Pogba has completed only 82.8%.
David Silva has recorded 0.5 crosses per match in Premier League, compared to Paul Pogba’s 0.1.

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

Paul Pogba is the king of one passing category (assists).

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

Player David Silva Paul Pogba
Status Winner Loser

David Silva or Paul Pogba: Which midfielder would you want in your side?


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