In the weekly statistical match-up powered by Opta, we decided to compare two wingers who approach the role in very different ways ahead of Sassuolo vs. Inter and they are Domenico Berardi and Antonio Candreva.
The start of the season certainly wasn’t easy for the Calabrian talent after a series of niggling injuries which prevented him from hitting his full potential. Overall, he has made 13 appearances and spent 995 minutes on the pitch. On the other hand, the Inter player has been very consistent and a key player for Luciano Spalletti with 17 appearances and 1,358 minutes on the pitch. Berardi has attempted 411 passes with a success rate of 73.5 per cent which drops to 70.5 per cent in the opposition half. The former Juventus and Lazio player has better figures from his 699 pass attempts. He has a success rate of 80.8 per cent overall (78 per cent in the opposition half). On the other hand, Berardi is more effective in individual duels with a 45.7 success rate compared to 44.2 per cent for Candreva. They have won the ball back 50 and 43 times respectively. The Neroverdi player has picked up four yellow cards with 18 committed, Candreva has been booked twice after committing four fouls.
The Sassuolo man has scored just the one goal which came from the spot, he also two assists and 26 chances created. Candreva is yet to score but he’s created 56 chances and provided eight assists.