Comparing Kieran Trippier’s 2021-22 stats to Newcastle’s full-backs

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Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier during the match against Granada Nuevo Los Carmenes Stadium, 22 December 2021

Kieran Trippier seems destined to return to England and the Premier League this transfer window, with a move to moneybags Newcastle United looking like the most likely outcome.

The rumours suggest the North East club have already put in an official offer to Atletico Madrid, and that the decision rests with the English international as to his future with there being some reported interest from Chelsea as well.

Defence has been the biggest issue for Newcastle this season. They sit 19th in the league with 42 goals conceded.

Trippier would provide both defensive solidity for Newcastle and potentially some attacking returns too with the La Liga winner a genuine danger going forward.

But how do his stats this season compare to Newcastle’s current full-backs? We’ve taken a look to see how his numbers in La Liga stack up against the corresponding Premier League stats of their existing options.

Note: we’ve included Matt Ritchie, who hasn’t traditionally been a full-back, but has featured prominently on the left side of the Magpies’ defence this season. We haven’t included Emil Krafth, who has only made a couple of appearances at right-back.

Goals
Javier Manquillo – 1
Jacob Murphy – 1
Kieran Trippier- 0
Jamal Lewis – 0
Matt Ritchie – 0

Assists
Javier Manquillo – 2
Matt Ritchie – 2
Jacob Murphy – 1
Kieran Trippier- 0
Jamal Lewis -0

Shots per 90 minutes
Jacob Murphy – 1.5
Matt Ritchie – 0.7
Javier Manquillo – 0.3
Kieran Trippier- 0.2
Jamal Lewis – 0

Dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Jacob Murphy – 2 (50%)
Javier Manquillo – 0.7 (54%)
Matt Ritchie – 0.3 (75%)
Kieran Trippier- 0.3 (30%)
Jamal Lewis – 0 (0%)

Fouls won per 90 minutes
Javier Manquillo – 1
Jacob Murphy – 0.7
Jamal Lewis – 0.7
Kieran Trippier- 0.6
Matt Ritchie – 0.5

Passes per 90 minutes (success rate)
Kieran Trippier- 56.4 (79%)
Matt Ritchie – 32.8 (77%)
Jacob Murphy – 28.3 (64%)
Jamal Lewis – 24.9 (78%)
Javier Manquillo – 22.6 (71%)

Tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Jacob Murphy – 4.3 (81%)
Jamal Lewis – 2.8 (86%)
Javier Manquillo – 2.6 (72%)
Kieran Trippier – 2 (71%)
Matt Ritchie – 1.5 (55%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Jacob Murphy – 1.5
Jamal Lewis -1.1
Kieran Trippier- 0.9
Javier Manquillo – 0.8
Matt Ritchie – 0.8

Clearances per 90 minutes
Jamal Lewis – 2.8
Javier Manquillo – 1.8
Matt Ritchie – 1.6
Kieran Trippier- 0.8
Jacob Murphy – 0.7


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