Arsenal vs Chelsea: How key men Sanchez and Hazard compare so far

Alexis Sánchez v Eden Hazard: Head to Head: : 20160923

Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

Alexis Sánchez v Eden Hazard: Head to Head: : 20160923

Saturday afternoon sees Arsenal take on Chelsea at the Emirates in arguably the game of the weekend.

Both have enjoyed strong starts to the seasons having each picked up ten points from their first five games.

Arsene Wenger’s side will be keen to end their recent poor form against their rivals, who have they have failed to beat in the league since October 2011.

Antonio Conte’s team meanwhile, will be determined to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

Key players for both teams are wingers Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard, so we took a look at how they have compared so far this season.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores their first goal from the penalty spotChelsea's Eden Hazard scores their first goal from the penalty spot

And it transpires that the Chelsea man has been the bigger star so far as he comes out on top in five of the eight areas we looked at.

On a per game basis, he has registered more accurate passes and more accurate crosses as well as enjoying a better passing accuracy than the Chilean.

However, Sanchez has the better passing accuracy of the two, with his 33% success rate far better than Hazard’s tally of 18%.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goalArsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goal

The Chelsea star, though, has also posted more shots on target per game and won more contests than Arsenal’s man has managed.

Crucially, though, Sanchez comes out on top when it comes to goals and assists so far this season.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top on Saturday, with the victor likely to be crucial to which sides leaves the Emirates with all three points.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard shoots at goalChelsea's Eden Hazard shoots at goal

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