Chelsea’s Hazard vs Liverpool’s Coutinho; who comes out on top?

Eden Hazard Dribbling

Jose Mourinho's side host Jurgen Klopp's team in what has been an intriguing fixture over the years.

This weekend sees Chelsea host Liverpool in what has often been a feisty game over the years.

This season sees both sides struggling for their best form, with Jose Mourinho firmly under pressure at Stamford Bridge, and Brendan Rodgers having already been replaced by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

Key players in both sides are Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho, with the attacking midfielders often the focal point of their team’s attacking play.

Both players are struggling for form this season, though, but who has enjoyed a better campaign? We decided to compare the pair to see who comes out on top.

  Total Final Third Passes per GameSuccessful Final Third Passes per GameTotal Attempted Assist per GameOntarget Attempted Assist per GameTotal Scoring Attempts per GameOntarget Scoring Attempts per GameTotal Contest per GameWon Contest per Game
Eden Hazard 31 26.1 2.9 1.9 1.2 0.4 5.3 3.1
Philippe Coutinho 22.8 16.6 1 0.8 4.7 1.2 3.3 1.8

And it’s a clear win for Hazard, who comes out on top in six key attacking areas.

So far the Belgian has posted better stats when it comes to total final third passes and successful final third passes per game, as well as attempted assists and on target attempted assists.

He also comes out on top when it comes to dribbling, with him enjoying more contests per game, and also winning more contests per game than the Brazilian.

It’s not all bad news for Coutinho, though, as he comes out on top when it comes to total scoring attempts and on target scoring attempts.

A big win for the Chelsea star then, who despite his struggles, has so far enjoyed a better season that Coutinho, if these stats are to be believed.

Who comes out on top when they go head-to-head on Saturday is sure to be pivotal to which side will leave with all three points.

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