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Head to Head: De Bruyne v Mahrez

City travel to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday to take on Leicester and battles between players will be occurring all over the pitch.

In an attacking sense, one of them will be Kevin De Bruyne versus Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, but how do they compare against each other in the Premier League this season?

It’s a close one, as you can see below…

Games Played

Our Belgian international has missed four Premier League games this campaign, mainly due to his late arrival from Wolfsburg, while Mahrez has missed just one for the Foxes, the 2-1 away at Norwich in early October.

De Bruyne - 14

Mahrez - 17

Goals

One stat that the Leicester playmaker edges is goals scored in the Premier League. The Algerian has been one of two players, the other being Jamie Vardy, that have lit up the league this season and has eight more goals than De Bruyne.

De Bruyne - 5

Mahrez - 13

Assists

Both players are topping the assists column for their respective clubs, with De Bruyne narrowly beating Mahrez in this stat. Our number 17 added to his total against Sunderland on Boxing Day, assisting Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Bony for the opening two goals of the game.

De Bruyne - 8

Mahrez - 7

Passing Accuracy

As well as creating goals, both players have a high passing accuracy in the top flight of English football. Again, De Bruyne edges this stat by five percent ahead of the Leicester midfielder.

De Bruyne - 77.19

Mahrez - 72.07

Dribbles completed

Mahrez wins this duel with over double the amount of dribbles completed in the Premier League. In terms of these being successful from the overall count, it’s a close one with Mahrez completing 56.7% of his 107 dribbles compared to De Bruyne’s 52.4% of his 42 dribbles.

De Bruyne - 22

Mahrez - 60

Chances created

Both players have created numerous chances for their respective teams through their creativity and skill, but it’s the Belgian international who takes this category with 16 more chances created than Mahrez.

De Bruyne - 48

Mahrez - 32

Key passes

Taking into account the assists the two have, De Bruyne wins the final category with nearly double the amount of key passes to his team mates. Will Kevin add to this total tomorrow?

De Bruyne - 40

Mahrez - 25

So it’s Kevin De Bruyne who edges this stat battle against Riyad Mahrez, but how will the two get on at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday? Let us know on Twitter.

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