2. Direct defensive comparison
According to stats, both of the left backs have an average defensive action of 4 times per match, thus saving his side as many times in case of danger. Both also have an average successful passing percentage of 88% meaning they rarely give away the ball. However the deciding factor comes when it is musters to the average duel won head on. While the Chelsea man wins less than half of the tackles he is involved in, which stands at 46%, Baines wins 61% of his head on duels.