Mohamed Salah’s debut season at Liverpool was nothing short of magnificent.
After arriving from Roma for £37 million, they Egyptian scored 44 goals, winning the PFA Player of the Year and the Premier League Golden Boot.
It was always going to difficult for Salah to reach those heights during 2017/18 but, after a fairly slow start, has now scored seven in his 14 appearances.
In the league, Salah has managed five and is two goals behind in the race for the Golden Boot.
The two leaders?
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
With Hazard being considered more of an attacking midfielder than a striker, there have, naturally, been comparisons to Salah’s incredible 2017/18 campaign.
And Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Hazard can emulate Salah’s goalscoring record.
“I talked with Eden [on Friday] and I told him that for me, he can score 40 goals. He has to improve something, but he can do it,” Sarri said.
However, a Twitter thread has emerged that suggests, despite scoring fewer goals, Salah is actually having a much better season than Hazard.
The thread begins by comparing the ‘Assists’ and ‘Big chances created’ by the two players - with Salah coming out on top in both.
It then analyses plenty of statistics, such as a ‘Shot Map’ and ’Non-Big Chance Goals.’
And the thread comes to 10 conclusions:
If that wasn’t enough, it then debunks Salah’s ‘one-season wonder’ myth by looking at the stats over the past three seasons and how they compare to Hazard.
And you might not be surprised to discover who came out on top…
So, there you have it.
Hazard's start to the season has led to many people claiming that he's by far the best player in the league - and were even mentioning him in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, after this detailed analysis, it seems Salah is still outperforming Hazard in almost every department.