Both English players Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell play for Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively. Fans of opposing teams are constantly debating who is the best modern left-back.
Luke Shaw’s form has improved dramatically since the arrival of Alex Telles at Manchester United, earning him the EPL Player of the Month award and an England call-up.
Shaw has made six more starts in the Premier League this season than Chilwell, for a total of 28. So far this season, he has one goal and five assists, compared to two goals and four assists for Chilwell.
Chilwell has eight clean sheets, one less than Shaw, and has allowed 19 fewer goals, compared to Shaw’s 27. Chilwell leads the team with 20 interceptions, one more than Shaw, and just three blocks, compared to Shaw’s eight.
Chilwell has yet to score an own goal, while Shaw has one. The former has created seven big opportunities for Manchester United Chilwell, while the latter has only created one. Shaw has a pass completion rate of 85.1 percent. Shaw has 82.3 percent, while Chilwell has 82.3 percent. Shaw makes more forward passes than Chilwell, while the latter makes more backward passes.
Shaw has made 157 crosses, compared to Chilwell’s 122, and has been robbed of possession 18 times, while Chilwell has only been robbed of possession 15 times in 22 games.
Shaw has made 40 tackles and has been successful on 26 occasions, while Chilwell has attempted 33 tackles and has been successful on 18 occasions. Shaw has 35 clearances, while the latter has four more. As compared to Chilwell, who has won 30 aerial fights, only 5 less than Shaw this season, the latter has 14 headed clearances, a difference of 5.