How Bukayo Saka’s first 50 games compare to the best PL teens ever

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Bukayo Saka has been a revelation for Arsenal – but how does he compare to the Premier League’s best teenage sensations.

Saka is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young players in the world and has been the consistent bright spot for the Gunners this season.

We’ve taken a look at his first 50 league games and compared his record with some of the most talented teenagers during the Premier League era.

Bukayo Saka

Games: 50
Starts: 41
Sub Appearances: 9

Goals: 6
Assists: 8

Minutes per goal: 619.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 265.4

READ: What former Arsenal players have said about Bukayo Saka: Cesc, Ramsey, RVP

Marcus Rashford

Games: 50
Starts: 33
Sub Appearances: 17

Goals: 12
Assists: 7

Minutes per goal: 253
Minutes per goal or assist: 159.7

Cesc Fabregas

Games: 50
Starts: 40
Sub Appearances: 10

Goals: 3
Assists: 5

Minutes per goal: 1,181.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 443

READ: Remembering the season ‘little kid’ Cesc Fabregas stole Arsenal hearts

Cristiano Ronaldo

Games: 50
Starts: 32
Sub Appearances: 18

Goals: 6
Assists: 7

Minutes per goal: 510.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 235.6

Wayne Rooney

Games: 50
Starts: 25
Sub Appearances: 25

Goals: 10
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: 261.4
Minutes per goal or assist: 261.4

Nicolas Anelka

Games: 50
Starts: 35
Sub Appearances: 15

Goals: 13
Assists: 10

Minutes per goal: 249
Minutes per goal or assist: 140.7

READ: A tribute to young Nicolas Anelka at Arsenal, one of the best transfers ever

Michael Owen

Games: 50
Starts: 47
Sub Appearances: 3

Goals: 27
Assists: 4

Minutes per goal: 155.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 135.7

Robbie Fowler

Games: 50
Starts: 49
Sub Appearances: 1

Goals: 30
Assists: 2

Minutes per goal: 144.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 135.2


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