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H2H: Man City's De Bruyne v Chelsea's Hazard

GIFTED: De Bruyne and Hazard go head-to-head

GIFTED: De Bruyne and Hazard go head-to-head

They are both spearheading their team's title challenge, but who edges our latest head-to-head battle?

De Bruyne vs Hazard: The stats...

Both De Bruyne and Hazard have been somewhere near their brilliant best so far this season and have each had a massive influence on their side’s excellent starts to the campaign - but what are the stats behind their sizeable contributions?

We take a closer look at facts and figures behind the headlines…

Games/Goals/Assists - overall Premier League totals

De Bruyne         40 apps   9 goals   17 assists

Hazard             151 apps 48 goals  31 assists

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2016/17 season…

Hazard has been more prolific in front of goal so far this season, but there's still a long way to go. De Bruyne is the assist king with seven in the Premier League compared with Hazard's one to date...

Games/Goals/Assists

De Bruyne           12 apps           2 goals           7 assists

Hazard                13 apps            7 goals          1 assist

DE BRUYNE: Two goals so far this term

 

Premier League wins/losses (overall)

Hazard has played three more campaigns than KDB, but the Belgians compare favourably percentage-wise 

Wins/Losses 

De Bruyne          23/5          

Hazard               89/26

BELGIAN PRIDE: International team-mates

 

How the goals were scored…

Both players are predominantly right footed, with KDB scoring all nine of his Premier League goals with his favoured foot. Hazard scores one in four with his left peg and it's worth noting he's also scored 10 penalties for Chelsea to date.

Right/Left/Head/Penalty

De Bruyne          9-0-0-0

Hazard               33-11-4-10  

GOAL! KDB on the scoresheet

 

Other stats (overall)…

Through balls /Crosses/Cross accuracy/Big chances created  

De Bruyne        22             268            29%             18

Hazard                     41             341            18%             37

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