Comparing Saul Niguez’s 2020-21 stats to Chelsea’s current midfielders

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Chelsea might be European champions, but that hasn’t stopped them from strengthening their squad this summer.

Romelu Lukaku has joined from Inter Milan and reports are suggesting that Thomas Tuchel is lining up a loan move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

We’ve compared his 2020-21 stats in La Liga to the corresponding Premier League figures from Chelsea’s current options in the centre of midfield. Note: Mason Mount’s stats are from his minutes as a central midfielder, rather than his complete stats. 

Goals
Jorginho – 7
Saul Niguez – 2
Mason Mount – 1
N’Golo Kante – 0
Mateo Kovacic – 0

Assists
Mason Mount – 4
N’Golo Kante – 2
Jorginho – 1
Mateo Kovacic – 1
Saul Niguez – 1

Minutes per goal or assist
Jorginho – 238.8
Mason Mount – 267.2
Saul Niguez – 678
N’Golo Kante – 1015.5
Mateo Kovacic – 1680

Chances created per 90 minutes
Mason Mount – 2.8
Jorginho – 1.1
Mateo Kovacic – 1.0
Saul Niguez – 1.0

N’Golo Kante – 0.9

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Mateo Kovacic – 2.5 (80.6%)
Mason Mount – 1.3 (61.9%)
N’Golo Kante – 1.1 (68.8%)
Jorginho – 0.8 (66.6%)
Saul Niguez – 0.7 (77.7%)

Passing accuracy
Mateo Kovacic – 91.1%
Jorginho – 89.1%
Mason Mount – 88.2%
N’Golo Kante – 86.5%
Saul Niguez – 84.4%

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
N’Golo Kante – 3.5 (74.7%)
Jorginho – 2.7 (56.3%)
Mason Mount – 2.6 (59.1%)
Saul Niguez – 2.5 (65.7%)
Mateo Kovacic – 2.2 (73.3%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
N’Golo Kante – 2.5
Jorginho – 1.8
Mason Mount – 1.2
Mateo Kovacic – 0.8
Saul Niguez – 0.8


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