Omens look good for Damien chase
By Clare Fallis
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Opta look at how Tottenham target Damien Duff compares to Spurs' stars.
The latest transfer saga to hit the headlines is the potential move of Chelsea's left-winger Damien Duff to London rivals Spurs in a reported deal worth around £11 million.
Another summer spending spree has seen the Blues purchase the likes of Michael Ballack and Andrei Shevchenko.
This indicates that Jose Mourinho is likely to revert to a 4-4-2 formation, meaning Duff would possibly be relegated to the bench fighting for a place with the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips, Arjen Robben and Joe Cole.
If Tottenham were to land Duff, it would mean the end of Spurs' problems on the left. Last season, Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids filled the gap but was constantly drawn infield and narrowed Spurs' attacks.
With the emergence of Aaron Lennon on the right wing for Spurs, Duff would surely complement his style on the left to form a formidable attack.
Last season both Duff and Lennon crossed nearly 200 balls between them. Both players were also precise in front of goal hitting the target with more than 40% of their shots, compared to Davids who only hit the target with around one in every five shots.
|Player||Edgar Davids||Aaron Lennon||Damien Duff|
|Minutes On Pitch||2,427||1,821||1,590|
|Goal Attempts|| || || |
|Shots On Target||3||6||10|
|Shots Off Target||14||7||13|
|Passing|| || || |
|Pass Completion %||78%||78%||88%|
|Crossing|| || || |
|Cross Completion %||24%||22%||27%|
|Dribbling|| || || |
|Dribbles & Runs||164||173||116|
|Dribble Completion %||62%||60%||78%|