Comparing Tariq Lamptey’s 2020-21 stats to Hector Bellerin’s at Arsenal

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The January transfer window is just around the corner so unsurprisingly the rumour mill is starting to kick into top-gear with Arsenal fans particularly hoping to see their side busy next month. 

The Gunners have won just five of their opening 15 Premier League games and currently sit in 15th place, just six points above the relegation zone.

Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey and we’ve compared his Premier League stats from this season to the corresponding stats for Hector Bellerin.

Goals and assists

Bellerin is yet to find the back of the net this season, but he has at least laid on two Premier League assists, averaging a direct goal contribution every 569.5 minutes.

Lamptey has found the net once in the league but when it comes to assists, he is just shaded by Bellerin, with the England Under-21 international only supplying one for his team-mates so far.

Having played 891 minutes at the time of writing, he is averaging a goal or assist in the Premier League every 445.5 minutes.

Shots, dribbles and fouls won

During Arsenal’s struggles, Bellerin has continued to try his luck, attempting 0.3 shots per 90 minutes for the Gunners, although only one shot has found the target so far.

Lamptey, however, edges him, racking up an average of 0.6 shots per 90 for Brighton as he continues to roam forward and join the attack.

The 20-year-old is considerably braver on the ball too, completing 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League at a success rate of 44.8%

Bellerin, on the other hand, has completed just 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes this season but has a better success rate of 50%.

In terms of fouls drawn, Lamptey wins an average of 2.8 fouls per 90 minutes which is 2.6 more than Bellerin.

Passing

On average, Bellerin and Lamptey are both registering one key pass (the final pass before a team-mate shoots at goal) per 90 minutes this season.

The Spain international does come out on top when it comes to his passing accuracy, with a success rate of 84.5% being marginally higher than Lamptey’s 78.1%.

Arsenal have had an emphasis on crosses in recent weeks and Lamptey averages 0.9 per 90 minutes this season compared to Bellerin’s 0.5.

Defensive contributions

It is safe to say that both of these players prefer the attacking side of the game. Bellerin wins on average just one tackle per 90 minutes, while Lamptey wins 1.7.

Lamptey also leads the way when it comes to interceptions as well, winning 1.9 per 90 minutes compared to Bellerin’s 1.3.

The Brighton full-back is dribbled past less, being beaten on average just 0.7 times per 90 minutes, while Bellerin is breezed past 1.2 times.


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