Tottenham vs Arsenal is nearly upon us!
The north London derby is upon us.
Adding to the excitement is that this Tottenham versus Arsenal fixture is at Wembley. Where, both Spurs and Arsenal have a super recent record.
Spurs are unbeaten in their last eight league fixtures, while Arsenal have won only two of their last five. With just the four points separating the teams, how do the stats add up ahead of the crunch clash on Saturday lunchtime?
The data below, provided by EA SPORTS, lead partner of the Premier League, demonstrates that the two sides are well matched when it comes to their performance in the final third.
Both sides have scored 51 goals to date this season, with Arsenal taking 24 shots less than their rivals at an average of 8.49 attempts to every goal.
Arsenal are also more clinical than Tottenham with the chances they create (327) but it’s Spurs who create more (344).
Tottenham vs Arsenal goals, shots, chances & assists comparison
Aaron Ramsey vs Dele Alli comparison
Both team are known for their creativity but who wins the individual head-to-heads?
When pitting Aaron Ramsey against Delli Alli, it’s Ramsey that comes out on top in the goalscoring stakes following his hat-trick last weekend (6 this season compared to five for Alli).
Alli takes more shots at goal (57) but the Welshman has superior shooting accuracy (45.54%) and a better shots-to-goal ratio (13.64%).
When it comes to their role as playmakers, Alli’s advanced positioning helps him lead the assists charts with seven, against Ramsey’s six.
Alli has created more than double the amount of chances (49 vs 20) but Ramsey has the higher passing accuracy (85.81%) and has been more successful when trying to beat an opponent (80%).
Mesut Ozil vs Christian Eriksen
What about the statistical battle between two of the league’s most creative players?
It’s Eriksen that leads the way in the scoring battle. With seven goals this season, Ozil has some catching up to do (currently on four) but it’s noticeable that Eriksen has more freedom to take a pop at goal having had almost double (62) the attempts compared to the German (32).
The Spurs playmaker also has a superior shooting accuracy, with 41.94% of shots testing the keeper.
It is Ozil however who excels in the creation of chances. Ozil has seven assists to date this season, having created 70 chances.
With a passing accuracy of 87.29% and dribble success rate of 71%, the German again excels, with Eriksen currently possessing a passing accuracy of 81.94% and a dribble success rate of 53.33%.