Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City on Monday in a match that will see midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jake Livermore participate in a key battle.
Wales international Ramsey has played a crucial role in the Gunners’ success this season, forming an excellent partnership alongside Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla.
Yet, the 25-year-old will have to be at the top of his game if he is to get the better of his midfield counterpart on Monday as Ramsey dominates the season figures to date.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the former Cardiff City youngster comes out on top in their personal duel in as many as five key midfield categories.
The Gunners ace has scored more goals and recorded more assists over the course of the campaign, but aside from creativity, he also comes out on top in the possession-based statistics.
Livermore, however, has developed slightly different qualities to what he previously showed at White Hart Lane and he offers his defence plenty of protection alongside the larger-built Tom Huddlestone.
In 33 Premier League appearances, he has produced on average more tackles and ball recoveries than Ramsey per match – attributes which will likely come in handy at the KC Stadium on Monday,
The Tigers need at least one more victory for the season in order to be all-but assured of Premier League survival, and if Monday is to be that match, then they will need Livermore to be at the very top of his game.