Kompany v Kaboul: Three areas the Spurs man is a better defender

Manchester City star Vincent Kompany and Tottenham Hotspur captain Younes Kaboul both have vital roles to play this weekend.

Kompany V Kaboul

Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur is one of the biggest fixtures in the Premier League this weekend.

It’s a great game between a side trying to chase down Chelsea at the top of the table and a team looking to draw level on points with City and move into the Premier League’s top four.

Both sides have the same defensive record with seven goals conceded and a large part of that is due to the performances of each captain; Vincent Kompany and Younes Kaboul.

There’s no real advantage that either defender holds over the other as they each have strengths in certain areas.

Kaboul has shown a greater intelligence level this season, which is proven by the fact he’s made more outfield blocks and has made more successful interceptions.

That shows that he’s reading the game more effectively and getting into positions where he’s able to stop danger before it develops as well as creating a natural barrier between his goal and the attacker.

Where Kompany dominates is in terms of tackles and taking more risks at key times to save his side. That also explains why he’s committed a higher number of fouls from appearances so far.

Conclusion: There’s not much between them based on the stats but big games like this are often determined by leaders and whichever captain leads from the front most successfully should be on the winning side.

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