GdS: Ziyech vs. The Ketelians

AC Milan continue to be linked with Charles De Ketelaere and Hakim Ziyech to reinforce the attack, but which profile would be better?

La Gazzetta dello Sport have provided a comparison between the two from a statistical point of view in the 2021-22 season, starting with appearances across all competitions which is 49 to 44 in favor of De Ketelaere. The Belgian also has more goals (18 to 8) and assists (11 to 6), but of course he plays his league football in the Juliper Pro League not the Premier League.

They both had 17 big chances created, Ziyech had more shots on goal per game (2.2 to 2), De Ketelaere had more key passes per match (1.8 to 1.6), more attempted dribbles per match (1.4 to 1.2), more duels won per match (5.4 to 3.6) and more tackles won per match (1.4 to 0.8).

De Ketelaere has the edge on most numbers but of course signing Ziyech would mean securing a player who has already won a Champions League and who already has considerable international experience.

At first glance, De Ketelaere would seem to cover more of the pitch due to the ability to play both on the right and on the left, but Ziyech, however starts from the right to concentrate and move between the position of being a No.7 and a No.10 – exactly the type of player that Stefano Pioli has been looking for.

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