North London Derby Head-to-Head: Is Hector Bellerin outperforming Kyle Walker?

Kyle Walker

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur right-backs compared.

Kyle Walker v Héctor Bellerín: Head to Head: Tottenham and Arsenal right-backs compared: 20150205

 

Arsenal teenager Hector Bellerin compares well to Tottenham's Kyle Walker, ahead of the pair's teams doing battle in the North London derby this weekend.

Both players have featured in seven Premier League games each this season, and are expected to start at White Hart Lane this Saturday.

Bellerin has broken through into the Gunners first team, establishing himself with Mathieu Debuchy out injured, while Walker has returned from a spell on the sidelines himself, and is attempting to show the form which saw him previously become England's first choice right-back.

  Won TacklesInterceptions WonPassing AccuracyAccurate CrossesDribblesGoalsAssistsClean SheetsAppearancesMins Played
Kyle Walker 15 16 80% 1 7 0 0 1 7 630
Héctor Bellerín 13 18 79% 3 9 1 1 2 7 498

Bellerin has played less minutes than his Tottenham rival, yet has managed to score, provide an assist, and also contribute more interceptions, more accurate crosses and successful dribbles.

He has improved considerably since his debut against Borussia Dortmund, a game in which Arsene Wenger described this week as a 'bit of a nightmare' for him, speaking to the club website.

Walker has what Bellerin does not however coming into this weekend, experience of being a match winner in a North London derby, netting the winning goal in 2011 - both players will be desperate to earn the same accolade this time around.

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