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Sterling v Ibe: Head to head

The countdown to Saturday's home clash with Bournemouth starts here...

They were once team-mates at Liverpool, now they're up against each other with different clubs - Raheem Sterling and Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe

Appearances:

Both wingers have started all their team's Premier League matches so far with Ibe's Bournemouth taking four points from a possible 12 and Sterling part of a City side that have taken 12 from 12.

Shots:

Raheem has better shooting accuracy so far this season...

Ibe: 7  (1 on target)

Sterling: 8 (3 on target

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Shooting accuracy:

The figures speak for themselves wit Raheem managing to find the target with four shots out of 10 but Ibe is finds the target more or less one in every seven shots.

Ibe:14%

Sterling: 38%

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Goals scored (PL)

While both are expected to chip in with goals, neither are out and out goal-scorers. That said, Sterling has the edge so far...

Sterling: 2

Ibe: 0

Passes per game average:

Ibe trails Raheem in this department making  45 fewer passes this season.

Ibe: 101

Sterling: 146

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Career stats (Premier league only):

Ibe: 45 appearances, 1 goals, 2 assists

Sterling: 130 appearances, 26 goals, 17 assists

Summary:

Two exciting young English wingers both Sterling and Ibe have the ability to turn a game in its head. Raheem is edging the stats comfortably at this stage, but if Ibe hits form, he can be a real threat for the Cherries.

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