Comparing Sadio Mane and Mo Salah’s PL stats to Didier Drogba’s

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Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

The African continent has provided a steady stream of Premier League players down the years – with Chelsea and Liverpool benefitting more than most.

Both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have scored 100 or more goals in the league, leading Liverpool to the title in 2020. They are two of three African players to have achieved the milestone, the other being Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

We’ve crunched the numbers to compare the Premier League records of each of the three world-class Africans.

Didier Drogba

Games: 254
Starts: 187
Sub appearances: 67

Goals: 104
Assists: 64

Penalties scored: 4

Minutes per goal: 168.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 175.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 104.3

READ: 11 of the best quotes on Didier Drogba: ‘With you I could go to every war’

Sadio Mane

Games: 237
Starts: 213
Sub appearances: 24

Goals: 100
Assists: 43

Penalties scored:  0

Minutes per goal: 185.7
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 185.7
Minutes per goal or assist: 129.9

Mohamed Salah

Games: 166
Starts: 152
Sub appearances: 14

Goals: 104
Assists: 42

Penalties scored:  14

Minutes per goal: 128.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 148.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 91.8


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