Comparing Marcel Sabitzer’s 2020-21 stats to Spurs current midfielders

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Reports have remerged linking Tottenham with Marcel Sabitzer – but how does the RB Leipzig midfielder compare to what Spurs have already got?

Jose Mourinho is well aware of the talent Sabitzer possesses after the Austria international played a starring role in Leipzig eliminating Spurs from the Champions League last season, scoring twice in 3-0 second-leg victory.

With reports that Dele Alli’s days at the club are numbered, he could well arrive to replace the England international, who we’ve not included here due to him only clocking up 75 minutes in the league so far this season.

He would likely compete with Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele for the advanced midfield role behind the front three, but we’ve also included Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko – who all tend to play a bit deeper – for further context.

Note: stats relate to the Bundesliga and Premier League only.

Goals
Marcel Sabitzer – 3
Tanguy Ndombele – 2
Giovani Lo Celso – 1
Moussa Sissoko – 0
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 0
Harry Winks – 0

Assists
Marcel Sabitzer – 1
Tanguy Ndombele – 1
Giovani Lo Celso – 1
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 1
Moussa Sissoko – 0
Harry Winks – 0

Mins per goal or assist
Marcel Sabitzer – 181
Tanguy Ndombele – 298
Giovani Lo Celso – 218
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 1530
Moussa Sissoko – N/A
Harry Winks – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Giovani Lo Celso – 1.9
Marcel Sabitzer – 1.2
Tanguy Ndombele – 1.2
Harry Winks – 0.5
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 0.4
Moussa Sissoko – 0.2

Successful dribbles per 90 (success rate)
Tanguy Ndombele – 3.0 (75%)
Moussa Sissoko – 0.9 (64%)
Marcel Sabitzer – 0.7 (63%)
Giovani Lo Celso – 0.6 (31%)
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 0.5 (62%)
Harry Winks – 0

Passing accuracy
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 87.6%
Harry Winks – 85.3%
Moussa Sissoko – 84.6%
Tanguy Ndombele – 80.9%
Marcel Sabitzer – 78%
Giovani Lo Celso – 75.9%

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 2.8
Giovani Lo Celso – 2.7
Tanguy Ndombele – 2.0
Moussa Sissoko – 1.6
Marcel Sabitzer – 1.6
Harry Winks – 1.4

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Marcel Sabitzer – 2.4
Moussa Sissoko – 1.3
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg – 1.2
Harry Winks – 1.2
Tanguy Ndombele – 1.0
Giovani Lo Celso – 0.4


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