Friday, 14 April 2017

BIG SUNDAY: KEY BATTLE- WHO WILL COME OUT TOP AT OLD TRAFFORD AS TWO FRENCHMEN BATTLE FOR MIDFIELD

Manchester United vs Chelsea --- Paul Pogba vs N'GoloKante


Two of the most talked about Premier League midfielders go head-to-head again on Sunday when Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday Evening.

Chelsea will visit Manchester United on Sunday looking for three more points to take them closer to the Premier League tittle winning aim, one key battles is set to be between two Frenchmen midfiel Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante.

The two players have enjoyed different first season at their new clubs will go head-to-head in what promises to be an interesting contest. While world most expensive player Paul Pogba's personal tendency to shoot is well known, stat shows that only SIX players have attempted more shoot than Pogba this season.

Only Liverpool's James Milner has had more touches in the top flight this season, while only Kevin De Bruyne, of Manchester City, has made more passes.

Indeed no outfield player has made more passes into the final third, and the 52 goal scoring chances Pogba has created is a potent reminder of his attacking threat.

Pogba's Involvement in 2016/17

PASSES ---------- 2,009 ---------- Ranked 2nd

Passes Into Final Third ------ 333 ------ Ranked 1st

Touches ---------- 2,623 --------- Ranked 2nd

WoodWork Hit ------- 6 ------ Ranked 2nd



Seeking to minimize his compatriot’s impact is Chelsea's Kante.

Despite playing for a team who enjoy more possession than Leicester City did last season, Kante is still second in the division for tackles and appears in the top 15 for interceptions in 2016/17.

Kante has been present for 12 of Chelsea's 13 clean sheets this season and knows another on Sunday will represent a major step towards sealing the Premier League title.

It's safe to say N'Golo Kante enjoyed the two Stamford Bridge clashes between Chelsea and Manchester United this season a good deal more than Paul Pogba.

He is famous for his ability  to destroy opposition attacks but he was also on the scoresheet in both Chelsea's 4-0 Premier League thrashing of Manchester United and their 1-0 FA Cup win. Both goals were scored in Stamford Bridge.

Kante's Involvement In 2016/17.

Most Tackles Won ------- 105----- Ranked 2nd




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