Comparing Yves Bissouma’s 2020-21 stats to Liverpool’s current midfielders

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Brighton manager Graham Potter will have his work cut out to keep key midfielder Yves Bissouma at the Amex this summer, amid reports of interest from Liverpool and other top Premier League clubs. 

Bissouma has had an outstanding individual campaign at the heart of Brighton’s midfield, and it’s no surprise that his name is becoming an increasingly common feature of the transfer gossip columns. The link between Liverpool and the 24-year-old Mali international make sense given that Georginio Wijnaldum is nearing the end of his contract at Anfield and strongly rumoured to move to Barcelona.

But how would Bissouma fit into their midfield? Here’s how his 2020-21 Premier League stats compare to the corresponding numbers of Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and James Milner.

Goals
Georginio Wijnaldum – 2
Yves Bissouma – 1
Jordan Henderson – 1
Curtis Jones – 1
Thiago Alcantara – 0
Naby Keita – 0
James Milner – 0

Assists
Jordan Henderson – 1
James Milner – 1
Curtis Jones – 1
Yves Bissouma – 0
Thiago Alcantara – 0
Naby Keita – 0
Georginio Wijnaldum – 0

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Minutes per goal or assist
Curtis Jones – 544
Jordan Henderson – 854
James Milner – 1014
Georginio Wijnaldum – 1261
Yves Bissouma – 2574
Naby Keita – N/A
Thiago Alcantara – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Thiago Alcantara – 1.4
Yves Bissouma – 1.2
James Milner – 1.2
Naby Keita – 1.0
Curtis Jones – 0.9
Jordan Henderson – 0.7
Georginio Wijnaldum – 0.6

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Curtis Jones – 1.7 (63%)
Naby Keita – 1.4 (82%)
Yves Bissouma – 1.4 (73%)
Thiago Alcantara – 1.4 (66%)
Georginio Wijnaldum – 1.0 (71%)
Jordan Henderson – 0.5 (62%)
James Milner – 0.5 (45%)

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Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Jordan Henderson – 95.6 (87.3%)
Thiago Alcantara – 82.4 (89.5%)
Curtis Jones – 73.5 (92.6%)
James Milner – 72.4 (85.5%)
Naby Keita – 61.1 (87.9%)
Georginio Wijnaldum – 53.1 (92.3%)
Yves Bissouma – 49.3 (86.8%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Yves Bissouma – 3.0 (78%)
Thiago Alcantara – 2.6 (63%)
James Milner – 2.1 (52%)
Naby Keita – 1.9 (52%)
Jordan Henderson – 1.3 (61%)
Curtis Jones – 1.2 (54%)
Georginio Wijnaldum – 0.8 (50%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Curtis Jones – 1.6 (1.0)
Naby Keita – 1.5 (0.5)
Yves Bissouma – 1.2 (0.3)
Georginio Wijnaldum – 1.0 (0.5)
Thiago Alcantara – 0.9 (0.1)
James Milner – 0.9 (0.3)
Jordan Henderson – 0.7 (0.3)


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