How Jonjo Shelvey compares with Yaya Toure this season... encouraging results

Shelvey

The 23-year-old Swansea City midfielder stacks up well against the Manchester City man.

Swansea City may be going through a tough spell - with boss Garry Monk no longer around - but there is some encouraging news going into their trip to Manchester City when it comes to the statistics.

Indeed, ahead of the Man City - Swansea clash, there could be hope for the Welsh side in the form of Jonjo Shelvey...

 2015/16 Chances CreatedDribblesFinal-Third PassesAccurate PassesTacklesInterceptionsMinutes Played
Jonjo Shelvey 24 14 162 667 9 23 1,147
Yaya Toure 19 28 207 669 9 6 1,010

The 23-year-old will likely duel with Yaya Toure if both midfielders feature at the weekend and it's a mark of how much Shelvey has progressed that his stats for the current Premier League season are not too dissimilar to the Ivorian's.

The Swansea man has created more chances, won more interceptions and won as many tackles as the Manchester City midfielder.

Toure does lead the way in terms of dribbles and final-third passes, although he has only completed two more overall passes.

 2015/16 GoalsAssistsMinutes Played
Yaya Toure 2 4 1,010
Jonjo Shelvey 1 2 1,147

In front of goal, Toure has both more goals and assists than his Swansea counterpart - but the overall picture is certainly an even one between the two midfielders.

If the Swans have any chance of beating Manchester City at the Etihad, then, Shelvey - if fit and ready to feature - may well have a big role to play.

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