Stats: Cabella vs Tadic - Who will make the difference on Saturday?

Remy Cabella

Southampton host Newcastle on Saturday afternoon and both side's have talented playmaker's who will look to make the difference.

The international break is over and the Premier League is set to spring back into action this weekend, and a key clash on Saturday afternoon see's winless Newcastle travel to Southampton.

The Saints have looked good under Ronald Koeman so far despite a turbulent summer which saw wholesale changes made to the first-team squad, and they will hope to build on their 3-1 win at West Ham last time out when they entertain Newcastle on Saturday.

The Magpies have yet to win, though they scored their first three goals of the season in the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace before the international break.

Both club's splashed out on playmaker's this summer with Dusan Tadic joining Southampton from FC Twente and Remy Cabella leaving Montpellier for Newcastle in deals worth over £10 million.

Tadic and Cabella have made solid starts to life in the Premier League, and Saturday's meeting between two side's hoping for a top-half finish is the perfect opportunity for both players to make the difference.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsGoal AssistChances CreatedAccurate Pass / appsWon Contest / appsFwd Pass / appsTouches / appsMins
Rémy Cabella Newcastle MF 3 0 0 8 39.33 1.67 14.00 76.33 270
Dusan Tadic Southampton MF 3 0 1 8 32.67 1.33 15.00 73.33 254

Cabella has been the most impressive Newcastle player so far despite the fact that Alan Pardew's side have yet to win a game, and the Frenchman has completed more passes and take-ons per appearance than Tadic.

Though the Serbian midfielder has picked up an assist already and has made more forward passes per game than the former Montpellier man. Both players have the ability to unlock defences with key passes and can find the net themselves if the opportunity presents itself, and Saturday's clash should be an intriguing one.

Tadic and Cabella came up against each other on Sunday as France and Serbia drew 1-1 in an international friendly, with both players substituted after starting the match.

Southampton beat Newcastle 4-0 in the corresponding fixture back in March, but a lot has changed since then and Saturday's encounter should be a much closer affair.

If Tadic of Cabella can pull the strings for either side, they could go a long way to deciding the outcome of this weekend's clash.

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