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Alonso & Moses vs Alex Sandro & Alves - Stats show it's not even close!

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Chelsea wingbacks Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses were excellent last season, but when compared to Juventus pair and reported Blues' targets, Alex Sandro and Dani Alves, it's not even close! 
 
Chelsea's pursuit of Juventus fullback Alex Sandro hit a stumbling block this week after the Italian club confirmed they had rejected an offer from the Premier League champions. However, it's expected that the Blues will return with an improved offer in Antonio Conte's hunt to add depth to his squad and improve on what he already has. 
 
If the move goes through, Marcos Alonso is the most likely to drop out of the Chelsea starting XI, unfathomable considering his excellent debut season at Stamford Bridge. 
 
Another fullback recently linked with a move to the London club is fellow Juventus Brazilian, Dani Alves. Although Manchester City are favourites to land Alves after it was reported that the 34-year-old wanted out of Turin, Conte is an admirer and it is expected Chelsea will hold talks with Alves.
 
That puts Victor Moses' position in the Chelsea first team at risk, however with just 19 Serie A appearances last season and at 34 years of age, if a move does happen, Alves is more likely to share the right-wingback role with the Nigerian.  
 
With the speculation mounting surrounding both Juventus players, our stats team at Oulala.com have taken on the task of comparing the Juve pair to the Chelsea duo. 
 

 
Moses and Alonso were praised highly last season, however our stats reveal that Alves and Sandro would be a vast improvement if Antonio Conte can prise the pair away from his former club.
 
Analysing a host of key performance data; including passing, tacking and attacking, the Juventus men comfortably outperformed Moses and Alonso in all six key stats. 
 
Dani Alves may have only made 19 Serie A appearances, but when he featured, he shone. The Brazilian won more tackles, made more interceptions, more passes with a higher accuracy, more key passes and more crosses, on average per game, than Moses did in the 34 appearances he made for Chelsea in the Premier League. 
 

 
Alex Sandro was also far superior statistically when compared to Marcos Alonso. Like Alves against Moses, the 26-year-old outperformed the Spaniard for passes made, pass completion, key passes, crosses, tackles won and interceptions.
 
While Chelsea landing Dani Alves is less likely, a move for Alex Sandro appears to be gathering pace and may be confirmed in the coming weeks. Whether Conte lands one or both Brazilians, the stats show that a good Chelsea last season could well become a formidable Chelsea in 2017/18. 
 
 
 
 
 
Russell Cane
Content Manager
russ@oulala.com
 
Infographics by Rebecca Zammit

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