Statistical head-to-head for matchday 29 in Serie A: Armando Izzo vs. Giorgio ChielliniUsing data provided in the stats section of our website and with the Derby della Mole coming up, let’s compare the two defenders
Friday, April 2, 2021
A local derby awaits on Holy Saturday, with Torino set to take on Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino at 18:00 CEST. The teams are currently separated by 32 points, with Pirlo’s Bianconeri in third on 55 (level with Atalanta) and Nicola’s Granata in 17th on 23. Both have one game in hand.
The statistical head-to-head for matchday 29 (made possible by the stats section on our website, Figc.it) pits Armando Izzo against Giorgio Chiellini.
Izzo has made more appearances than Chiellini (16 vs. 9), who has, however, been ruled out with injury for large periods. The former has played an average of 78.32 minutes per match compared to 77.62 minutes for the Juventus player, although Chiellini has been substituted on fewer occasions (2 vs. 6).
In terms of their respective attacking performances, Izzo has been more effective: the former Genoa man has scored more (2 vs. 0), produced more successful crosses (5 vs. 1) and created more goalscoring opportunities (4 vs. 0).
When it comes to the defensive side of things, the National Team captain has a 100% tackle success rate (5 from 5) compared to 60% for Izzo. Chiellini has also got in the way of more shots (6 blocks compared to 3). However, the Granata man has made far more interceptions (42 vs. 10). Not much separates the duo when it comes to defensive clearances (37 compared to 31 in Izzo’s favour).
With regards to build-up play, Izzo has completed 97 more passes than the Bianconeri centre-back (620 vs. 523), who has, however, been more accurate both in general (92.1% vs. 81.4%) and when playing the ball to his teammates in the opposition half (82.2% vs 68.9%).
On a disciplinary level, Izzo has been on the end of more fouls (26 vs. 8) but has been penalised on more occasions (26 fouls committed vs. 10). The 36-year-old from Pisa has received one less booking (2 vs. 3). Both have given away one penalty and are yet to be sent off.