West Ham's Jenkinson vs Everton's Coleman analysis: One betters the other in five key areas

Upton Park

Everton travel to the capital to face West Ham United on Saturday.

West Ham United host Everton on Saturday in an intriguing Premier League clash which will see exciting full-backs Seamus Coleman and Carl Jenkinson go head-to-head.

Jenkinson has spent the last 15 months on loan with the Hammers from fellow Londoners Arsenal, appearing in 46 matches in all competitions.

During his time at Upton Park, the England U21 international has grown to become a reliable full-back defensively and is now showing signs of adding attacking intuition.

He heads into the encounter on Saturday in good form, but he will have his work cut out against a creative Everton side capable of scoring goals from all over the park.

In Coleman, the Toffees have a right-back good enough to match any other in the Premier League.

  Tackles per GameInterceptions per GameAerial Duels Won per GameDef Duels Won per GameBall Recoveries per GameTouches per GameAccurate Passes per GameAppearances
Seamus Coleman 1.38 1 0.38 5.88 6 66.63 31.88 8
Carl Jenkinson 1.11 1.44 0.78 2.67 5.56 59.67 26.78 9

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Everton’s Republic of Ireland speedster has been excellent so far this season and betters West Ham’s Jenkinson in as many as five key areas.

Coleman averages more tackles, defensive duels won and ball recoveries per league match, while also appearing the better from an attacking perspective in terms of touches and accurate passes.

Joining the club as a youngster from Sligo Rovers, the 27-year-old has become a commanding figure in Roberto Martinez’s side and has made eight Premier League appearances thus far.

Likewise with Jenkinson, Coleman will be tasked with providing plenty of width for his side at Upton Park, while encountering the evident dangers posed by his opposition wingers.

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