Why Mohamed Salah vs Eden Hazard is no debate at all – The stats

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LFC News: Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah have drawn comparisons between supporters this season / Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images

It’s Liverpool’s star forward that comes out on top as comparisons between two of the Premier League’s top performers continue.

had an incredible maiden season for the club last year, scoring 44 goals in all competitions and winning the PFA Player of the Year award.

He endured a difficult spell at the start of this season as he looked to emulate the heights of last season. However, he has always looked like a threat in the Reds’ attack and has now scored three goals in his last two games – taking his tally to seven in 14 appearances.

Whilst ’s Eden Hazard scored a comparatively tame 17 goals in all competitions last season, he currently leads the Premier League top-scorers chart with seven goals in 10 league appearances.

Hazard, like Salah, is not a natural out-and-out forward and the players’ similar wide positions has seen supporters fiercely compare the two at the start of this season.

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LFC News: Mohamed Salah has three goals in his last two appearances for the Reds after a slow start / Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images

However, the stats behind the duo reveal that Salah is performing at a much higher level than the Chelsea forward – despite scoring less goals at this stage of the season.

Liverpool supporter Stephen, referred to as BabuYagu on Twitter, has outlined the key statistics between both stars and it’s Salah that comes out on top.

The thread, which is worth an entire read, outlines key details such as assists, big chances and non-big chances created whilst comparing the duo’s shot-maps.

The stats suggest that not only does Salah create more chances, but he also scores and creates more goals closer to goal than Hazard does, with fewer shots per goal.

He goes on to debunk Salah’s ‘one-season wonder’ myth by comparing the duo’s last three seasons – and it’s no surprise who comes out on top.

Hazard has had an impressive start to the season that has led many to claim that he’s the best player in the league.

However, the statistics clearly suggest that Hazard is still performing at a level below Hazard and it’s only a matter of time before the Egyptian starts setting the league on fire once again.

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