Fabregas v Coutinho: How the two players compare this season

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Taking a closer look at the Chelsea and Liverpool play-makers' performances in the league this season.

Cesc Fàbregas v Philippe Coutinho: Head to Head: Comparing the Chelsea and Liverpool stars' league performances: 20150506

 

This weekend, Chelsea welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge with the Blues out to celebrate their title success and the Reds still fighting for a top-four finish.

The two sides have history, and as such this match should be both an intriguing and exciting one, but whatever happens, Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho are likely to be central to the action.

The two play-makers have both enjoyed wonderful campaigns to date, with Fabregas settling back into the English top flight as if he had never been away and the Brazilian play-maker starting to show what he can do on a consistent basis.

The younger of the two still has a long way to go, but here we take a look at the two player’s league performances so far this season.

As you can see, the Chelsea pass-master outshines the Liverpool player in terms of passing accuracy – 85 per cent to 81 per cent – while Fabregas also has considerably more assists this season.

Coutinho does however come out on top when it comes to goals scored, while the Liverpool player also averages more duels per game than his Chelsea rival.

It is the Spaniard however who is ahead in many other key areas, including forward passes, key passes and interceptions per appearance.

In truth both players have been a joy to watch this season, but it is the Chelsea player who is currently leading the way overall, although the Liverpool player’s eye for a glorious goal should not be understated.

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