1.66 Key Passes Per Game: Could This Serie A Playmaker Be Better Than Oscar For Chelsea?

Marek Hamsik To Chelsea?

Chelsea might be in the market to sign one of the hottest players in the Serie A. Marek Hamsik has been touted as a player that almost every top Premier club wants but has never actually tried to sign. The Slovakian and Napoli captain is only 27-years-old and would be a great asset to any club that signs the attacking midfielder.

Chelsea would need someone to give Oscar a run for his money, his performances in the second half of the season waned a bit and even Jose Mourinho was a little worried about his dip in form. According to the latest reports, Chelsea are looking into the possibilities of replacing Oscar with Hamsik in the Summer transfer window.

Experience edges over youthfulness

While Hamsik has played 35 games in the Serie A this season, Oscar has played 28 times this season for Chelsea. Using Squawka stats we have a look at how much of an impact he could have at Chelsea. The goal scoring department doesn’t really separate the two players with Hamsik scoring 8 goals and Oscar scoring 6; it is almost the same games to goals ratio for the players.

Marek Hamsik

The assist department doesn’t do much to separate the players either with Hamsik providing 10 assists and 8 assists being provided by Oscar for their respective clubs last season. When it comes to passing as well the two players stats are almost the same, Hamsik has a pass completion rate of 83% while Oscar has a pass completion rate of 82%.

It is in the chances created and key passes stats that Hamsik shines when compared with Oscar. The Slovakian averages 1.66 key passes per game while Oscar averages just one key pass per game. In the chances created department Hamsik averages close to 2 chances per game while Oscar averages 1.29 chances per game. This over the season shows that Hamsik has a better set of attacking stats than Oscar.

Hamsik having played many games for Napoli in Serie A does have the better stats, but that could also be due to the fact that Napoli rely on him more than Chelsea rely on Oscar. The club from London also have Fabregas, Willian, and Eden Hazard to help out in attack and create chances, Hamsik and Napoli do not have that luxury, and however, the Slovakian could grow and become a better player if he does move away from the Serie A. He would cost a bomb to pry him away from Naples but this signing would be one of the steals of the transfer window.


Written by Dinesh V

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