How Dejan Kulusevski compares with the best PL wingers in 2022

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Tottenham's Dejan Kulusevski celebrates after scoring against Aston Villa. Villa Park, 9th April 2022.

Dejan Kulusevski has enjoyed a brilliant start to his Tottenham career – but how does he compare with the best wingers in the Premier League?

Kulusevski joined Tottenham on loan from Juventus in the January transfer window and made an immediate impact, forming part of a deadly front three alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

The Sweden international helped Spurs finish in the top four in 2021-22 and looks to have carried his impressive form into the new season.

“I love him,” former midfielder Darren Anderton told Tottenham’s official website after their 4-1 win over Southampton. “He’s different class, isn’t he? I watched him closely and he’s unbelievable. What a talent.

“He glides past players. He’s deceptive, I suppose, in his speed, the way he drops his shoulder, he gives himself that yard of space. He doesn’t beat a player three times, he’s looking for an angle to get the ball into the box and Harry Kane and the forwards will love that.

“That’s why myself and Teddy Sheringham clicked so well – he knew whenever I had the ball, I was looking for a yard to whip in a cross and he could make his runs off that. You see those similarities.

“He seems like a clever footballer as well. I think he’s got everything. He’s a good passer of the ball and his finishing is different class.”

We’ve taken a look at Kulusevski’s league stats and looked at how he compares with the best wingers from the Premier League’s ‘big six’ clubs. Note: we’ve only included stats since Kulusevski’s league debut at the start of February.

Dejan Kulusevski

Games: 19
Starts: 15
Sub appearances: 4

Goals: 6
Assists: 9

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 225.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 225.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 90.2

Son Heung-min

Games: 19
Starts: 19
Sub appearances: 0

Goals: 15
Assists: 6

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 108.2
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 108.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 77.3

Mohamed Salah

Games: 16
Starts: 11
Sub appearances: 5

Goals: 8
Assists: 5

Penalties scored: 3

Minutes per goal: 133.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 213.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 82.1

Luis Diaz

Games: 14
Starts: 12
Sub appearances: 2

Goals: 4
Assists: 3

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 260.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 260.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 148.8

Raheem Sterling

Games: 12
Starts: 11
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 6
Assists: 5

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 162.3
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 162.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 88.5

Riyad Mahrez

Games: 13
Starts: 7
Sub appearances: 6

Goals: 5
Assists: 1

Penalties scored: 2

Minutes per goal: 130.2
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 217
Minutes per goal or assist: 108.5

Bukayo Saka

Games: 18
Starts: 18
Sub appearances: 0

Goals: 5
Assists: 3

Penalties scored: 2

Minutes per goal: 301.2
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 502
Minutes per goal or assist: 188.2

Jadon Sancho

Games: 13
Starts: 11
Sub appearances: 2

Goals: 2
Assists: 3

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 526.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 526.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 210.6


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