Kevin De Bruyne vs Jordan Henderson – Premier League – 2017/2018

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Kevin De Bruyne


Jordan Henderson


Position: Midfielder

Premier League – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 01.07.2018


Kevin De Bruyne vs Jordan Henderson. The two fantastic midfielders in Premier League, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Kevin De Bruyne and Jordan Henderson in five passing categories:

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

Kevin De Bruyne played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Jordan Henderson did — 37 to 27.
De Bruyne played more minutes than Henderson – 3085 to 2173.
Kevin De Bruyne has 16 assists in Premier League (EFRating = 12.80), which is more than Jordan Henderson’s one assist (EFRating = 0.80).
De Bruyne has recorded 2.9 key passes per match in Premier League (EFRating = 6.30), compared to Henderson’s 0.9 (EFRating = 1.96).
Jordan Henderson has created 77.2 passes per match in Premier League (EFRating = 3.79), which is more than Kevin De Bruyne ‘s 72.8 passes per match (EFRating = 3.57).
In Premier League, Jordan Henderson has completed 84.4% of his passes (EFRating = 3.13), while Kevin De Bruyne has completed only 83.4% (EFRating = 2.80).
Kevin De Bruyne has recorded 1.6 crosses per match in Premier League (EFRating = 5.65), compared to Jordan Henderson’s 0.2 (EFRating = 0.71).

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

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


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Kevin De Bruyne seems like the easy pick over Jordan Henderson as the superior passer in Premier League.


Player Kevin De Bruyne Jordan Henderson
EFRating 31.13 10.39


Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne

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