Leicester City’s Mahrez vs Crystal Palace’s Bolasie, who comes out top?

Leicester City

Leicester City host Crystal Palace on Saturday with just a point separating the two sides in the table.

This weekend sees two of the Premier League's most exciting teams go head-to-head as Leicester City host Crystal Palace.

Both find themselves in the top six after enjoying strong starts to the season that have surprised many.

Key players for the Eagles and Foxes are wingers Yannick Bolasie and Riyad Mahrez, with the former having been the breakout star last season and the latter taking that crown at the beginning of this campaign.

But who has been the better player so far this season? We decided to take a look at their stats to see how the pair match up.

  Total Att Assist per GameOntarget Att Assist per GameTotal Cross per GameAccurate Cross per GameTotal Contest per GameWon Contest per GameTouches per GameUnsuccessful Touch per Game
Riyad Mahrez 2.625 1.5 4.625 1.625 6.5 4.375 52.375 1.75
Yannick Bolasie 0.375 0.125 2.875 0.375 4.125 2.25 35.75 1.75

And it was an impressive win for the Algerian winger, as he beat his rival in seven key areas.

He came out on top when it came to attempted assists and on target attempted assists, as well as comfortably leading Bolasie when it comes to crossing, dribbling and touches in general.

In fact, the only area the two were level was in the one unwanted stat, as they have registered the same number of unsuccessful touches per game.

A comfortable win for Mahrez, whose impressive performances so far this season have put him far ahead of Bolasie.

Who enjoys a better game come Saturday is sure to play a big part in which side comes out on top - Leicester will be hoping it is Mahrez once again.

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