Comparing Theo Hernandez’s 21-22 stats to Chelsea’s current wingbacks

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Theo Hernandez of AC Milan playing against Udinese, December 2021

Chelsea were dealt a serious blow when left-back Ben Chilwell picked up a cruciate ligament injury in November.

The England international was arguably their most in-form player, scoring in three games in a row in his first three league appearances this season.

His club have not kept a single clean sheet and have won just two out of the last five games in his absence, highlighting how crucial he is to the side.

Thomas Tuchel is reportedly keen to dip into the transfer market to secure cover for Chilwell, such is the importance of attacking full-backs to his side, and has been linked with a move for Theo Hernandez of AC Milan.

The 24-year-old France international, who previously played for both Real and Atletico Madrid, has been in fine form this season and would be a quality addition to the squad if Chelsea could pull it off.

Here’s how his stats compare to the rest of Chelsea’s wing-backs.

Note: stats are taken only from Premier League and Serie A games in the 2021-22 season.

Goals
Reece James – 4
Ben Chilwell – 3
Theo Hernandez – 1
Marcos Alonso – 1
Cesar Azpilicueta – 0

Assists
Reece James – 5
Theo Hernandez – 5
Marcos Alonso – 2
Cesar Azpilicueta – 2
Ben Chilwell – 1

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Ben Chilwell – 2.2 (1.7)
Reece James – 2 (0.5)
Marcos Alonso – 1.5 (0.8)
Theo Hernandez – 1 (0.3)
Cesar Azpilicueta – 0.4 (0.2)

Dribbles (success rate)
Reece James – 1.6 (72.7%)
Theo Hernandez – 1.5 (50%)
Cesar Azpilicueta – 0.5 (83.3%)
Ben Chilwell – 0.5 (50%)
Marcos Alonso – 0.5 (38.4%)

Fouls won per 90 minutes
Ben Chilwell – 2.5
Theo Hernandez – 2.1
Marcos Alonso – 1.6
Reece James – 1.5
Cesar Azpilicueta – 0.2

Passes per 90 minutes (success rate)
Cesar Azpilicueta – 61.8 (83.3%)
Reece James – 55.3 (86.7%)
Theo Hernandez – 44.9 (85.3%)
Ben Chilwell – 44.8 (82.9%)
Marcos Alonso – 40.1 (79.5%)

Chances created per 90 minutes
Reece James – 2.9
Ben Chilwell – 1.7
Marcos Alonso – 1.7
Theo Hernandez – 1.5
Cesar Azpilicueta – 0.7

Tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Cesar Azpilicueta – 2.7 (72.9%)
Marcos Alonso – 1.8 (69.2%)
Reece James – 1.8 (64.2%)
Ben Chilwell – 1.3 (72.2%)
Theo Hernandez – 1.1 (84.6%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Marcos Alonso – 2
Cesar Azpilicueta – 0.8
Ben Chilwell – 0.7
Theo Hernandez – 0.6
Reece James – 0.3

Clearances per 90 minutes
Cesar Azpilicueta – 2.7
Ben Chilwell – 2.3
Marcos Alonso – 2.2
Theo Hernandez – 0.7
Reece James – 0.5


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