Comparing Emile Smith Rowe’s 21-22 stats to England’s other forwards

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Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe during the draw with Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium, October 2021.

Emile Smith Rowe has been a revelation in the Arsenal team since his full introduction to the senior side in December 2020 and has been constantly improving this season.

His goal against Brentford in February 2022 took his league tally to nine, eclipsing the total of many of his England international colleagues.

Forming a fantastic partnership with his fellow Hale End graduate Bukayo Saka, it is surely only a matter of time before the 20-year-old regularly features in the England squad to add to his two caps so far.

With England possessing so many great talents in attacking midfield, there will be some big omissions for the upcoming World Cup – but some may argue that Smith Rowe deserves a place on the plane over some of the more experienced underperforming stars.

We’ve taken a look at his Premier League stats this season and compared them to the corresponding numbers of his England colleagues competing for a spot in his position.

Goals
Raheem Sterling – 10
Emile Smith Rowe – 9
Mason Mount – 7
Bukayo Saka – 7
Phil Foden – 6
Marcus Rashford – 4
Jack Grealish – 2
Jadon Sancho – 2

Assists
Mason Mount – 6
Bukayo Saka – 4
Phil Foden – 3
Jack Grealish – 2
Marcus Rashford – 2
Jadon Sancho – 2
Emile Smith Rowe – 2
Raheem Sterling – 1

Minutes per goal
Raheem Sterling – 149.1
Emile Smith-Rowe – 153.3
Mason Mount – 205.1
Marcus Rashford – 206.5
Phil Foden – 223.5
Bukayo Saka – 248.7
Jack Grealish – 635.5
Jadon Sancho – 645.5

Minutes per goal or assist
Mason Mount – 110.4
Emile Smith Rowe – 125.5
Raheem Sterling – 135.5
Marcus Rashford – 137.6
Phil Foden – 149.0
Bukayo Saka – 158.3
Jack Grealish – 317.8
Jadon Sancho – 322.8

Chances created per 90 minutes
Jack Grealish – 2.4
Mason Mount – 2.1
Jadon Sancho – 2.0
Phil Foden – 1.9
Bukayo Saka – 1.9
Raheem Sterling – 1.8
Emile Smith Rowe – 1.4
Marcus Rashford – 1.0

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Jadon Sancho – 2.2 (50%)
Marcus Rashford – 2.2 (46.8%)
Raheem Sterling – 2.0 (43.5%)
Jack Grealish – 1.9 (59.4%)
Emile Smith Rowe – 1.6 (64%)
Phil Foden – 1.5 (60%)
Bukayo Saka – 1.4 (46.6%)
Mason Mount – 0.6 (31.6%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Phil Foden – 45.7 (89.1%)
Jadon Sancho – 45.2 (82.7%)
Jack Grealish – 44.6 (88.6%)
Raheem Sterling – 38.2 (85.6%)
Mason Mount – 37.8 (84.4%)
Emile Smith Rowe – 36.1 (87.5%)
Bukayo Saka – 33.4 (79.9%)
Marcus Rashford – 29.7 (74.7%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Bukayo Saka – 2.7 (2.1)
Raheem Sterling – 2.7 (1.6)
Phil Foden – 2.6 (1.7)
Mason Mount – 2.6 (1.7)
Jack Grealish – 2.2 (1.9)
Marcus Rashford – 2.1 (1.4)
Emile Smith Rowe – 1.9 (1.3)
Jadon Sancho – 1.2 (1.0)


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