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STATS: Who had the better Premier League season – Hazard or Sanchez?

Alexis Sanchez Eden Hazard Arsenal Chelsea MLSGB

Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard were two of the top performers in the Premier League this season and have left fans disputing who is the better player.

Hazard won the PFA Player of the Year, beating Sanchez to the award and it came as no surprise that the two were nominated.

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Sanchez was easily one of the best signings of the season and Arsenal fans will be hoping Wenger will continue to bring in top quality players.

The two are considered to be similar players, so how did they perform in key attacking areas over the course of the Premier League season? Having looked at their performances earlier in the season, the two are still just as hard to split now the season is over.

Stats via Squawka Apps Goals Assists Pass Accuracy Key Passes Shot Accuracy Successful Take-ons Duels Won
Hazard 38 14 9 87% 91 59% 180 65%
Sanchez 35 16 8 77% 71 62% 115 50%

Sanchez ends the season with a better goals-per-game ratio but Hazard impressively featured in all 38 games of Chelsea‘s campaign.

Hazard had more assists, better pass accuracy, more key passes and 65 more successful take-ons. The Belgian superstar bettered Sanchez in the majority of the key attacking areas.

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Chelsea’s key man was beaten on shot accuracy, which ultimately showed with Sanchez’s goal output. The two are incredibly hard to split but winning the Premier League certainly helps to sway the argument in favour of Hazard.

Sanchez can show his worth to Arsenal yet again this weekend as he prepares for his first chance of silverware at the club in the FA Cup final.

This is going to be key battle and talking point for years to come in the Premier League as both seem to be settled at their clubs.

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About Lewis Addley (607 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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