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Serie A – 2017/2018
João Cancelo vs Stephan Lichtsteiner. The two fantastic right-backs in Serie A, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?
Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by João Cancelo and Stephan Lichtsteiner 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
Stephan Lichtsteiner played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than João Cancelo did — 27 to 26.
Cancelo played more minutes than Lichtsteiner – 1845 to 1715.
João Cancelo has recorded 1.6 tackles per match in Serie A (EFRating = 3.61), which is more than Stephan Lichtsteiner’s 1.1 tackles per match (EFRating = 2.48).
Cancelo has managed to get 1.3 clearances per match in Serie A (EFRating = 0.83), which is more than Stephan Lichtsteiner’s 0.9 clearances per match (EFRating = 0.57).
João Cancelo has 0.1 blocks per match in Serie A (EFRating = 0.70), same like Stephan Lichtsteiner (EFRating = 0.70).
Cancelo provided more Serie A interceptions, he has managed to get 1.3 interceptions per match (EFRating = 3.55), 0.7 more than Lichtsteiner did (EFRating = 1.64).
In Serie A, Stephan Lichtsteiner has 0.3 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.67), while João Cancelo has 1 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.50).
João Cancelo won 0.1 offsides per match (EFRating = 0.45), same like Stephan Lichtsteiner (EFRating = 0.45).
In Serie A, Stephan Lichtsteiner has 0.9 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.11), while João Cancelo has 1.2 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.83).
Based on the analysis above, João Cancelo is clearly the king of 3 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match and clearances per match).
Stephan Lichtsteiner is the king of 2 defensive categories (dribbled past per match and fouls per match).
In conclusion, with all the statistics, João Cancelo seems like the easy pick over Stephan Lichtsteiner as the superior defender in Serie A.
|Player||João Cancelo||Stephan Lichtsteiner|