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Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is making some bumper plans to improve his side this summer and has been linked with the best top names in Europe. The Blues might lose Belgian international Eden Hazard at the end of the season with Real Madrid interest, but the Italian manager has his own plans to replace him.
According to Daily Star, Chelsea and Manchester United have held talks with Barca’s star Neymar Jr for a move at the end of the season. The Brazilian international is currently used to life at the Camp Nou but the Italian manager is convinced that he is the man that should replace Eden Hazard, should they lose him. So, how Eden Hazard and Neymar Jr. compare this in their season in completely different league? Here is how we try to compare the numbers the two have achieved over the course of the current season.
Barca are a team known for their passing movement but astonishingly, Hazard as a pass completion of 84% and has created 1187 passes this season. The Brazilian is far behind, with an accuracy of just 77% and having a record of just 968 passes. However, the former Santos man has created 14 chances more than Hazard.
They are both amazing on the field, with exception dribbling skills and are a nightmare for defenders. Although, Hazard has been more successful than his counterpart in such one-on-one situations this season. On the take ons issue, Hazard has close to 78% success rate while Neymar is enduring around 62%. The Blues forward loves to test keeper from different angles and ranges while Neymar and his teammates generally love to roll the ball into the back of the net. This results shows in the fact that the Belgian forward has a shot accuracy of 61% compared to just the 49% Neymar has.
Neither of the duo shy away from the dirty work but Hazard, once again, has been more productive this season in such terms. Hazard has made 23 interceptions throughout the season while Neymar is lingering around just 10. The Chelsea man has also won 69% of his total duels in all areas while Neymar is not far behind with 64%.
Both players are in exceptional form, but playing for different leagues, it is really hard to compare their contribution to the respective clubs. But from the outside, both players have some astonishing numbers that are right up there with the best. So, do you think Eden Hazard can be replaced by Neymar Jr this summer? Fans looking to earn from betting on this can check the latest free uk bets and try their luck.
Eden Hazard and Neymar Jr. are in exceptional form, but playing for different league, it seems difficult to compare their contribution to the respective clubs. But taking a closer look, the duo has some astonishing numbers that are right up there with the best. So, in your opinion, do you think Eden Hazard can be replaced by at the Bridge with Neymar Jr. this summer? Let us have your say in the comment box section.
Player Stats are culled from Squawka.