West Ham news: Comparing Hammers targets Shelvey and Mooy
After a disastrous start to the season which saw them pick up just 8 points in their first 11 games, West Ham
Manuel Pellegrini’s side
The Hammers need to address their midfield options first. Mark Noble will be well into his thirties at the start of next season and Declan Rice is attracting heavy interest from the bigger clubs in the Premier League.
Shelvey’s spot in the Newcastle line-up has taken up with the emergence of Issac Hayden and Sean Longstaff. Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town’s fate was sealed last weekend after the defeat to Crystal Palace saw them drop down to the Championship.
How have the two veterans fared so far this season in terms of numbers? Let’s find out:
Aaron Mooy has been a leader in an otherwise terrible campaign so far Huddersfield. The Australian midfield powerhouse averages 2.3 tackles, 0.5 interceptions, 0.8 clearances and 0.5 aerial duels so far this season. (WhoScored)
Shelvey has failed to get proper game time with Newcastle, having featured just 13 times in the league so far. The Newcastle man averages 1.6 tackles, 0.5 interceptions, 0.8 clearances and 0.8 aerial duels so far. (WhoScored)
Verdict: Aaron Mooy
Shelvey is yet to score this season but has managed to provide an assist for the Magpies. He averages 1.5 shots at goal, 1.7 key passes, 5.8 long balls per game but boasts of just 69% passing accuracy. (WhoScored)
Mooy, on the other hand, has two goals and an assist to his name so far and averages 1.6 shots at goal, 1.6 key passes, 2 long balls and an impressive passing accuracy of over 80%.
Both players have very similar attacking numbers to their names but Mooy, with his better passing accuracy, edges it but only just. (WhoScored)
Verdict: Aaron Mooy
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Shelvey’s injury concerns over the years are also a massive risk for the Hammers and they should stay away from him.