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City v Swansea: Sterling versus Ayew

City welcome Swansea to the Etihad on Saturday and battles between players will be occurring all over the pitch.

In an attacking sense, one of them will be Raheem Sterling versus Swansea’s Andre Ayew, but how do they compare against each other in the Premier League this season?

It’s a tight-run thing, as you can see below…

Games Played

Ayew has been ever present in the Premier League since arriving from Marseille in the summer and will be looking to keep that record up at the Etihad. Sterling has played one less game than him in the top flight, missing the 1-0 away win at Crystal Palace.

Sterling 14

Ayew 15

Goals

Three of Raheem’s goals came in the 5-1 demolition of Bournemouth in October, taking his Premier League tally up to 4 – just behind Ayew’s tally of 6. Will either of them score on Saturday? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter.

Sterling 4

Ayew 6

Assists

A fairly low scoring category from both players, the England international pips Ayew to top spot by one assist with both looking to add to their total on Saturday.

Sterling 2

Ayew 1

Passes

The third category Swansea’s Ghanaian international is on top, but he has played one more game than Sterling…

Sterling 433

Ayew 481

Passing Accuracy

Although our number 7 has attempted less passes, his passing accuracy is higher than Ayew by just under 7%...

Sterling 84.76%

Ayew 77.96%

Chances created

Raheem is a constant threat going forward for City and it shows with the chances created, edging the Swansea forward by a total of six chances created including their assists.

Sterling 20

Ayew 14

Dribbles attempted

Sterling is a very direct player, running at his full back and looking to take him on and the stats back it up with nearly 50 dribbles attempted compared to Ayew’s 36.

Sterling 48

Ayew 36

Dribbles completed

Again, Raheem comes out on top in the category compared to Andrew Ayew but has attempted 12 more dribbles. However, as the old saying goes, if you don’t buy a ticket, you don’t win the raffle…

Sterling 18

Ayew 14

There you have it, plenty to ponder ahead of the 3pm kick off (GMT) on Saturday – which forward will come out on top? Have your say on Twitter.

Stats kindly provided by Opta Sports.

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