Four areas Rabiot is ahead of Tottenham owned Tom Carroll

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Adrien Rabiot is ahead on stats in several areas when compared with Tottenham Hotspur owned Tom Carroll.

Tottenham Hotspur continue to be linked with a loan move for PSG youngster Adrien Rabiot, with some sources suggesting that an agreement has already been reached between the clubs.

Reports state that there is no purchase option for Tottenham suggesting the French star may just be coming in as cover for Mauricio Pochettino over the second half of the season.

Had the boss enjoyed the benefit of foresight, he may not have allowed Tom Carroll to go on loan to Swansea City, but the stats suggest some interesting comparisons in key areas between the Tottenham owned star and the French youngster.

 Stats per game PositionTeamAerial Duels WonPassing AccuracyInterceptionsTotal TacklesDribbles AttemptedAppearancesMins Played
Tom Carroll MF Swansea 0 89% 0.56 1 0.22 9 361

The passing percentage between each player is exactly the same at around 89% with Carroll perhaps slightly ahead because he’s played more (Rabiot has made two starts and two appearances off the bench for PSG in Ligue One).

However, the good news for the Englishman effectively ends there because Rabiot is ahead of Carroll in terms of aerial duels won per match (1.8), the number of tackles (1.3) and interceptions (2) he’s making per match and the number of dribbles (0.8) he attempts per game so far this season.

Carroll has been quietly going about his business but the immediate stats, despite Rabiot not having played as much, suggest that Spurs are getting an upgrade in the form of the French 19-year-old.

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