Comparing John Stones’ stats to his competition for an England spot

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It wasn’t that long ago that plenty of people thought Manchester City defender John Stones could forget about getting a place in the England national team squad.

He’s been in great form in recent times though, starting all three of City’s last Premier League games, as well as the Champions League victory over Marseille.

The 26-year-old has vindicated Pep Guardiola’s trust, putting in solid performances and even winning Man of the Match in the 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

After Stones’ unlikely resurgence, it feels likely that conversation may now start around him being reinstated to the national team squad.

We’ve compared his Premier League statistics in 2020-21 to those who will be Stones’ main competition for a place in the England side.

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Conor Coady – 1.3 (68.4%)
John Stones – 1 (77%)
Tyrone Mings – 0.7 (87.5%)
Michael Keane – 0.7 (87.5%)
Harry Maguire – 0.5 (55.5%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Harry Maguire – 4.3 (82.7%)
Tyrone Mings – 2.8  (66.7%)
Michael Keane – 2.5 (67.6%)
John Stones – 1.8 (78.3%)
Conor Coady – 1.4 (70%)

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Interceptions per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 2.2
Michael Keane – 1.5
John Stones – 1
Conor Coady – 0.7
Tyrone Mings – 0.5

Fouls per 90 minutes

John Stones – 0.3
Tyrone Mings – 0.3
Michael Keane – 0.4
Conor Coady – 0.9
Harry Maguire – 1.2

Clearances per 90 minutes
Michael Keane – 4.2
Tyrone Mings – 3.8
Harry Maguire – 3.8
Conor Coady 3.5
John Stones – 3

Passing accuracy
John Stones – 95.9%
Michael Keane – 89.2%
Harry Maguire – 85.9%
Conor Coady – 85.2%
Tyrone Mings – 79%

Passes completed per 90 minutes
John Stones – 88.3
Harry Maguire – 65.6
Michael Keane – 61.3
Conor Coady – 40.8
Tyrone Mings 38.3

Goals
Michael Keane – 2
Tyrone Mings – 2
Harry Maguire – 1
Conor Coady – 0
John Stones – 0


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