- Oct 25, 2020
Er, yes, the facts are there online, but the point is that they contradict your claim that Rice's passing stats are good.Rice's stats for passing on pretty much all counts, long, short, forward, through balls etc are a match for McT's per 90 minutes, or infact beat McT's as a percentage overall.
The facts are there online, so not sure why you keep trying to disprove me! Very odd.
For example, long pass accuracy for McT is 60.71% per 90, for Rice its 61.98%. His unsuccesful long rate passing is 1.5 per 90, Fred's and McT's are 1.9 respectively. Rices overall passing accuracy is 88% compared to around 87% for Fred and McT. Rice also has less unsuccesful passes than Fred and McT.
Honestly I could go on, but quite frankly its all there online.
Fred does indeed beat him in most other aspects, but again Fred isn't really a Matic replacement which is what we are discussing here, but for what it's worth, I really rate Fred.
With regards to similar players, its a difficult one but looking at players heat maps tends to give an idea of their actual tactical position and Doucoure at Everton is close to a holding player, Kalvin Phillips is too, although he does often stride forward more than Rice (again evident via heat map), Shelvey is also. Now I am in no way saying I want any one of them at United, (Although Phillips isn't bad), I just think that given their passing ability and the way they play lends themselves to a metronome type player.
Although that naturally depends on who you compare them with. If you compare them with the rest of the West Ham squad, they may be good. If you compare them with Scott McTominay, they may be a match, but surely the point here is that if we are buying someone for their passing, then it should be significantly better than McTominay's. If you compare them with most other possible transfer targets discussed on this thread, they are not good.
The figures you quote in your comparisons are not the same ones that are on fbref, presumably because the inclusiveness is different (includes cup games, I would think?) But I won't get into that.