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Willian José vs Karim Benzema – La Liga – 2017/2018

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Willian José


Karim Benzema


Position: Forward

La Liga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 03.08.2018


Willian José vs Karim Benzema. The two fantastic forwards in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Willian José and Karim Benzema in five offensive categories:

  • Goals
  • Assists
  • Shots per match
  • Key passes per match
  • Dribbles per match

Willian José played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Karim Benzema did — 34 to 32.
José played more minutes than Benzema – 2780 to 2156.
In La Liga, Willian José has scored 15 goals (EFRating = 5.25), while Karim Benzema has scored 5 goals (EFRating = 1.75).
Karim Benzema has created 10 assists in La Liga (EFRating = 1.90), which is more than Willian José’s 4 assists (EFRating = 0.76).
In La Liga, José has completed 2.6 shots per match (EFRating = 2.51), while Benzema has completed only 2.0 (EFRating = 1.93).
Karim Benzema has recorded 1.4 key passes per match in La Liga (EFRating = 3.15), compared to Willian José’s 1.2 (EFRating = 2.70).
In La Liga, Karim Benzema has completed one dribble per match (EFRating = 1.73), while Willian José has completed only 0.5 (EFRating = 0.87).

Based on the analysis above, Willian José is clearly the king of 2 offensive categories (goals, and shots per match).

Karim Benzema is the king of 3 offensive categories (assists, key passes per match and dribbles per match ).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Willian José seems like superior offensive player in La Liga.


Player Willian José Karim Benzema
EFRating 12.09 10.46


Willian José
Willian José

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