Stats: West Ham United linked with Tendayi Darikwa, how does he compare to Carl Jenkinson?

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Would the Burnley man be a good signing for West Ham?

Reports yesterday suggested that West Ham United had joined the race for Burnley full-back Tendayi Darikwa.

TEAMtalk are reporting that West Ham sent scouts to watch the player recently, with Leicester City continuing to monitor his progress.

The dynamic right-back has been one of the most impressive players in the Championship this season after Burnley won the battle to sign him this summer.

The 23-year-old had impressed at previous club Chesterfield and Burnley beat other Championship teams to his coveted signature.

So how does he compare to current West Ham incumbent Carl Jenkinson?

  PositionTeamBlocked Cross GAMEWon Tackle GAMETotal Clearance GAMEDuel Won GAMEAerial Won GAMEInterception GAMEFouls GAMEAppearancesMins Played
Tendayi Darikwa DF Burnley 1.16 1.74 1.58 5.21 0.58 1.42 0.68 19 1,692
Carl Jenkinson DF West Ham 0.54 1.15 3.31 3 0.85 1.31 0.85 13 1,024

From the table above it is clear to see that there is not much difference between the pair. Darikwa has blocked more crosses, won more tackles and more interceptions per game. Jenkinson is marginally better in the air, but commits more fouls by a similar margin. However, he makes more clearances.

Take into account however that Jenkinson is playing in the Premier League and the difference between the two leagues might account for some of the discrepancies.

So what about going forward?

  PositionTeamGoal Assist GAMETotal Att Assist GAMEGoals GAMETotal Scoring Att GAMEAccurate Cross GAMEAccurate Pass GAMEAppearancesMins Played
Tendayi Darikwa DF Burnley 0.05 0.63 0.05 0.21 0.74 28.47 19 1,692
Carl Jenkinson DF West Ham 0 0.38 0.15 0.54 0.46 25.15 13 1,024

Again it is marginal but Darikwa once again just shades it.

With Arsenal seemingly set to have Jenkinson back at the end of the season, it looks like the Burnley star might be perfect as his West Ham replacement.

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