James Maddison vs Mesut Özil – Premier League – 2018/2019

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James Maddison


Mesut Özil

Position: Midfielder

Premier League – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 05.09.2019

James Maddison
James Maddison

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 James Maddison and Mesut Özil.

James Maddison vs Mesut Özil. 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 James Maddison and Mesut Özil in five passing categories:

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

James Maddison played more games in 2018/19 season for his team than Mesut Özil did — 36 to 24.
Maddison played more minutes than Özil – 2850 to 1742.
James Maddison has 7 assists in Premier League, which is more than Mesut Özil’s 2 assists.
Maddison has recorded 2.8 key passes per match in Premier League, compared to Özil’s 1.9.
Mesut Özil has created 46.6 passes per match in Premier League, which is more than James Maddison ‘s 39.0 passes per match.
In Premier League, Özil has completed 88.6% of his passes, while Maddison has completed only 83.8%.
James Maddison has recorded 1.9 crosses per match in Premier League, compared to Mesut Özil’s 0.8.

Based on the analysis above, James Maddison is clearly the king of 3 passing categories (assists, key passes per match and crosses per match).

Mesut Özil is the king of 2 passing categories (passes per match and pass success percentage).

The final score is 3-2.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, James Maddison seems like the superior passer in Premier League.

Player James Maddison Mesut Özil
Status Winner Loser

James Maddison or Mesut Özil: Which midfielder would you want in your side?


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