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Nampalys Mendy or Mohammed Elneny?

Sun, 6 Feb 2022 Source: Joseph Walter

Individual brilliance of opposing teams players, ranging from Goalkeeper straight to the attack in the past has been the talk of most competition. Same is the Afcon final which has promised to be a titanic clash between the Pharaohs of Egypt and the Tarenga lions of Senegal due to their blistering performance in the Continental Gala.

Two players in the heart of midfield for this sides; able to determine tempo play comes Nampalys Mendy of Leicester city and Mohammed Elneny of Arsenal football club . This lads contributed immensely to their respective national side to secure a place into the final of the continental Gala (Afcon) .

Nampalys Mendy made 4 appearance in the competition and amassed 342 minutes of game time. The Defensive midfielder has accumulated just a single yellow card and won the man of match award against Equatorial Guinea after his scintillating performance to help his side into the semi- finals. Mendy’s ability to boss the midfield is considered a factor to cause problems for the Egyptians when they lock horns Sunday. His work rate per a game rating of 0.8 percent and transition into progressive passes of 99.4 percent statistical wise makes him a stand out performer in the competition and would look forward to cause an upset to increase his tally.

Not forgetting Mohammed Elneny who has been very superb for the Egyptian side and also making 6 appearance and average outing of 585 minutes in each game played and also-accumulating two yellow cards demonstrates his work rate and ability to break pressure and dangerous attacks.His work rate per a game rating of 0.3 percent lesser than Nampalys Mendy and progressive passes of 90.2 percent sits behind the Senegalese midfield anchor . Elneny’s aerial duels of 3.0 percent makes him statistically significant from Nampalys Mendy in that area.

The due faces each other Sunday and will hope to exhibit individual brilliance and technical play.

Who outsmarts the other ?! Drop your comments in the comment section.

Source: Joseph Walter