Is Tottenham target and WBA star Berahino better than Welbeck? A look at their games so far

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How West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal strikers compare.


One leads the line for England's senior side, and the other for the under-21s, but is there a noticeable difference between Danny Welbeck and Saido Berahino's starts to the season?

West Bromwich Albion striker Berahino has been in impressive form, scoring five goals in the Premier League.

This has seen him linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, with The Sun reporting they are interested in a £15 million deal in January. 

So how does Berahino compare to the player he could be leading the line with England with, and opposing in North London?

  Mins per goalMins per shotAssistsMins per Key PassPassing AccuracyShots On TargetDribblesAppearances
Danny Welbeck 390 30 1 65 83% 38% 6 6
Saido Berahino 125.8 29.95 0 157.25 89% 48% 5 7

This season Berahino's Premier League form is unrivalled by Welbeck, scoring at a far faster rate of a goal every 125 minutes compared to Welbeck's 390.

This clinical form is emphasised by the fact the two players have averaged a shot every 30 minutes, and Berahino firing 48 per cent of his efforts on target compared to Welbeck's 38.

Berahino also edges a better pass accuracy, although Welbeck proves superior in terms of chance creation, with a key pass every 65 minutes compared to Berahino's 157.

Rather than running down Welbeck, the figures largely talk up Berahino's potential and current performance. It is little wonder a side like Tottenham, in need of a quality striker, are linked with his services.

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