Saliba vs. Van Dijk: The English Premier League’s final head-to-head matchup between the two center backs

Saliba vs. Van Dijk: The English Premier League's final head-to-head matchup between the two center backsSince making his debut for Arsenal’s main squad after returning from loan, William Saliba has developed into one of the top center backs in the English Premier League. The London team has kept numerous clean sheets because to his defensive tandem with Gabriel Mahalgaes, and the previous campaign was no different.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Liverpool centre-back, Virgil Van Dijk is known as one of the best centre-backs in the world currently and since he joined the Kops, he has helped changed the team with his aerial and ball-playing abilities. Last season, he was solid once again for the Merseyside club as they won the Carabao Cup and finished in the third place on the log.

With how influential both players are to the success of their respective clubs, it is difficult to compare them. However, we would be looking at a few key metrics and would also be judging them by their English Premier League performance last season.

Based on the stats released by the English Premier League on its official Twitter account, William Saliba played all the English Premier League games of last season while Virgil Van Dijk played 36 league games. However, in those games Virgil Van Dijk was only able to help his team keep 9 clean sheets while his counterpart, William Saliba, helped Arsenal keep 18 clean sheets.

In the area of tackles, William Saliba comes out on top with 26 successful tackles while Van Dijk had 23. However, Virgil Van Dijk surpassed Saliba in the area of interceptions as he made 39 interceptions while William Saliba only had 29. Both players enjoyed considerable success in duels. However, Van Dijk comes out on top once again with 195 duels won while Saliba won 139 of the duels he contested.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>