The Sunderland midfielder is reportedly being eyed as a replacement for Carlos Sanchez and Jordan Veretout.
The midfielder impressed while on loan at Leeds United last season and he is expected to depart the Black Cats on a permanent basis this summer as he does not a feature in manager Sam Allardyce’s plans.
Reports have indicated that Villa are eyeing him as a replacement for Carlos Sanchez and Jordan Veretout, who are closing in on exits from Villa Park.
And the stats show that he would be a superb addition for Roberto di Matteo’s side this summer.
Of the eight statistical areas we looked at, Bridcutt came out on top in no fewer than six categories.
|Position||Team||Won Tackle per Game||Interceptions Won per Game||Duel Won per Game||Poss Won Mid 3rd per Game||Ball Recoveries per Game||Effective Clearance per Game||Accurate Passes per Game||Pass Success||Appearances|
|Jordan Veretout||MF||Aston Villa||0.9||1.0||3.2||2.1||4.2||0.5||32.9||83%||25|
|Carlos Sánchez||MF||Aston Villa||1.9||2.2||5.1||3.3||5.9||1.1||31.9||81%||20|
On a per game basis, Bridcutt won more tackles, more interceptions and more defensive duels than Sanchez and Veretout.
He also won the ball in the midfield third more often and posted more ball recoveries than they managed, while he also posted more accurate passes on a per game basis.
Sanchez was slightly better when it came to effective clearances, while Veretout came out on top in terms of passing success.
Nonetheless, a comfortable victory for Bridcutt, who on this evidence would be a superb signing for Villa.