Stats. We love them.
On their own, stats can tell a nice story, and we have a fair few awards based on the most basic of stats. Golden Boot (and its various other names), Golden Glove, Playmaker Award.
Of course, over recent years data analysis has developed to focus on even the most intricate of details.
While there is no substitute for actually watching football, stats can be a good supplement to the “eye test” to see just how well a player is doing. One of the comparisons fans like to make over the season is how well summer signings are doing, especially when it comes to the big-money moves.
So we’re testing your knowledge. How well do you know the stats of some of the big signings of summer 2023 when compared to others? Has Moises Caicedo made more tackles than Declan Rice in the Premier League? It’s time to find out!
If you want to make some comparisons of your own, head over to our Comparison Matrix for all your desires.