Lewis Dunk vs Michael Keane, the two possible Everton targets compared

Lewis Dunk v Michael Keane: Head to Head: : 20160609

Everton are reportedly targeting the Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion defenders this summer.

Lewis Dunk v Michael Keane: Head to Head: : 20160609

According to the Mirror, Everton are weighing up a move for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.

The Toffees are reportedly considering Dunk as an alternative to Burnley defender Michael Keane as they weight up potential targets this summer. 

Lewis Dunk celebrates scoring the first goal for BrightonLewis Dunk celebrates scoring the first goal for Brighton

They are expected to be busy this summer, with new manager Ronald Koeman offered big funds to transform the squad he will inherit from Roberto Martinez.

Indeed, according to the Mirror, they are targeting the duo as they seek to bring in a young defender to freshen up their defensive ranks.

But which player should they target? We decided to take a look at how the two compared in the Championship last season.

Michael Keane of Burnley applauds fans at the end of the gameMichael Keane of Burnley applauds fans at the end of the game

  PositionTeamWon Tackle per GameInterception Won per GameDuel Won per GameAerial Won per GameBall Recoveries per GameGoals ConcededError Lead To GoalPassing AccuracyAppearances
Lewis Dunk DF Brighton 1.44 3 5.77 3.44 8.03 33 2 77% 39
Michael Keane DF Burnley 0.64 2.3 4.75 3.5 5.39 34 1 79% 44

And it transpires that Dunk was the better of the two as managed a narrow victory, coming out on top in five of the eight areas we looked at.

On a per game basis, Dunk came out on top when it came to tackles won, interceptions won, defensive duels won and ball recoveries.

Brighton's Lewis DunkBrighton's Lewis Dunk

However, Keane managed to win slightly more aerial duels than the Brighton man, while he also committed fewer errors leading to goals and enjoyed a better passing success.

Dunk arguably came out on top in the main area though, as his side conceded one fewer goal across the campaign as he came out on top overall. It now remains to be seen if Everton consider him the better of the two. 

Burnley's Michael Keane in action with Tottenham's Paulinho (L)Burnley's Michael Keane in action with Tottenham's Paulinho (L)

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