Ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal’s titanic clash, we take a look at two of their big hitters up front, Roberto Firmino and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Both are well-established forwards who are feared by defenders in the Premier League and across Europe as well.
They are two very different strikers who play the same positions but with stats, their roles in their respective teams will be broken down as well.
While Aubameyagang can be regarded as a predatory striker who feeds off the right deliveries and mistakes to score goals, Firmino is said to be more of a creative force in his team, dropping deep to create chances and then scoring when the moment arrives.
This season Aubameyang has two goals in two games and Firmino has a goal and an assist in as many games.
Whoscored stats show you that Aubameyang has an average of 3.5 shots per game and the Premier League database shows a 47% shooting accuracy (7 shots in total).
For Firmino, he averaged three shots per game with a shooting accuracy of 33% (6 shots in total).
Touches in the box also tell the difference between the two forwards with Aubameyang having a total of 14 touches this season alone and nine for Firmino.
This stat by Whoscored goes to show you that Firmino spends most of his time outside the box, linking up play and creating space for his teammates while Aubameyang comes from wider areas into the box to find space to finish.
Firmino plays an average of 28.5 passes per match with a passing accuracy of 75% and 0.5 key passes per game with a big chance created already this season and an assist to his name.
Aubameyang plays an average of 26 passes a game with a passing accuracy of 61% and 0.5 key passes each contest. He has created no big chances or had any assists.
As a player that drops deep to get the ball, you need to be able to get past players and Roberto Frimino has that in abundance.
He averages 3.5 dribbles per game on 4 dribble attempts which is a very high duel success rate.
Aubameyang is far off Firmino in this category. In fact, the Gunners forward has not completed a single dribble this season on two attempts each game.
These stats just show the difference between both players and their roles in the teams they represent.
Come Saturday, both strikers will brace the field and do battle against each other once more in what promises to be an enthralling game.