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Michael Keane vs David Luiz – Premier League – 2018/2019

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Michael Keane


David Luiz

Position: Centre-back

Premier League – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 23.06.2019

Michael Keane
Michael Keane

We all have favorite defenders. Either because they play in our favorite football team, because the way they play the game suits our eyes or because of what they have accomplished. Obviously, and Football being such a passionate sport, more often than not, football fans tend to be constantly against each other, trying to demonstrate that their favorite football player is the best and nobody can outplay him.

Football is a universal language, that can inspire discussion between people from all parts of the globe. The debate that can inspire an opinion from just about any football fan around the globe concerns the relative merits of Michael Keane and David Luiz.

Michael Keane vs David Luiz. The two fantastic defenders in Premier League, but who has performed better in 2018/19 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Michael Keane and David Luiz in seven defensive categories:

  • Tackles per match
  • Clearances per match
  • Blocks per match
  • Interceptions per match
  • Dribbled past per match
  • Offside won per match
  • Fouls per match

David Luiz played more games in 2018/19 season for his team than Michael Keane did — 36 to 33.
Luiz played more minutes than Keane – 3239 to 2970.
Michael Keane has recorded 1.2 tackles per match in Premier League, which is more than David Luiz’s 1.1 tackles per match.
Keane has managed to get 5.5 clearances per match in Premier League, which is more than Luiz’s 4.0 clearances per match.
Michael Keane has 0.7 blocks per match in Premier League, compared to David Luiz’s 0.5.
Keane provided more Premier League interceptions, he has managed to get 1.3 interceptions per match, 0.3 more than Luiz did.
In Premier League, David Luiz has 0.2 dribbled past per match, while Michael Keane has 0.4 dribbled past per match.
Michael Keane won more offsides in Premier League, he won 0.8 offsides per match, 0.1 more than David Luiz did.
In Premier League, Keane has 0.7 fouls per match, while Luiz has 0.9 fouls per match.

Based on the analysis above, Michael Keane is clearly the king of 6 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match, clearances per match, blocks per match, fouls per match and offside won per match).

David Luiz is the king of 1 defensive category (dribbled past per match).

The final score is 6-1.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Michael Keane seems like superior defender in Premier League.

Player Michael Keane David Luiz
Status Winner Loser

Michael Keane or David Luiz: Which defender would you want in your side?


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