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Tottenham target Roberto Soldado: Statistical value to Andre Villas-Boas


In addition to David Villa, Tottenham are supposedly doing their best to attract Roberto Soldado to White Hart Lane. To be honest, that’s probably one for the ‘maybe’ pile: Soldado is one of those players who’s perennially linked with the Premier League, but without much substance to support those suggestions.

Anyway, for the sake of it, here’s a look at how Soldado compares with the existing options in Andre Villas-Boas’ squad:

- Soldado scored 24 league goals last season, more than any other Tottenham player and considerably more than Emmanuel Adebayor (5) and Jermain Defoe (11) combined.

- Soldado provided 4 assists, again more than either Adebayor (1) or Defoe (3).

- Soldado averaged 2.9 shots per game last season, with only Gareth Bale (5) and Jermain Defoe (3.2) managing more for Spurs.

- Soldado won 1.1 aerial duels per game in 12/13, compared to Adebayor’s 1.5 and Defoe’s 0.2.

- Soldado created 0.9 chances per game for his teammates last season, equal with Defoe, but inferior to Adebayor’s 1.1.

- Soldado was fouled 1.5 times per game, more than any Tottenham player barring Clint Dempsey (1.6).

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