Paul Scholes vs Steven Gerrard vs Frank Lampard: Using FIFA 20 stats to settle the debate

p1e9sl9rvi1h60fdg1n2m31h82kb.jpg

“I’m sick to death of hearing about this, to be honest. It doesn’t really matter.”

That’s what Paul Scholes thinks of constantly being compared to Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

But despite the three English midfielders retiring years ago, fans just can’t stop doing exactly that.

So, let’s join in - who is the best of the three?

Manchester United fans will say Paul Scholes, Liverpool fans will say Steven Gerrard and Chelsea fans will say Frank Lampard.

But what do the stats say?

Well, we looked to FIFA 20’s stats to try and settle the debate once and for all.

On Futhead, we used the Icon card with Scholes having a base rating of 92, Gerrard 93 and Lampard 92. And we looked at each of FIFA’s 29 stats to determine the winner.

p1e9slsn18jedvnbki89pf4vnh.jpg

Each player is awarded one point if they reign supreme in a particular stat, while they will get 0.5 points if they tie with another.

So, let’s take a look:

Acceleration: Paul Scholes (77) vs Steven Gerrard (84) vs Frank Lampard (82) = GERRARD

Sprint speed: Paul Scholes (73) vs Steven Gerrard (81) vs Frank Lampard (78) = GERRARD

Positioning: Paul Scholes (93) vs Steven Gerrard (92) vs Frank Lampard (89) = SCHOLES

Finishing: Paul Scholes (85) vs Steven Gerrard (89) vs Frank Lampard (93) = LAMPARD

Shot power: Paul Scholes (95) vs Steven Gerrard (95) vs Frank Lampard (93) = SCHOLES AND GERRARD TIED

Long shots: Paul Scholes (98) vs Steven Gerrard (97) vs Frank Lampard (96) = SCHOLES

p1e9sm18c41aib1v15cd6lhu1su8j.jpg

Volleys: Paul Scholes (89) vs Steven Gerrard (86) vs Frank Lampard (87) = SCHOLES

Penalties: Paul Scholes (77) vs Steven Gerrard (86) vs Frank Lampard (90) = LAMPARD

Vision: Paul Scholes (96) vs Steven Gerrard (89) vs Frank Lampard (85) = SCHOLES

Crossing: Paul Scholes (91) vs Steven Gerrard (90) vs Frank Lampard (84) = SCHOLES

Free-kick accuracy: Paul Scholes (76) vs Steven Gerrard (83) vs Frank Lampard (86) = LAMPARD

p1e9sm2q1u1bp43as1ghj719173al.jpg

Short passing: Paul Scholes (95) vs Steven Gerrard (94) vs Frank Lampard (95) = SCHOLES AND LAMPARD TIED

Long passing: Paul Scholes (96) vs Steven Gerrard (96) vs Frank Lampard (94) = SCHOLES AND GERRARD TIED

Curve: Paul Scholes (76) vs Steven Gerrard (83) vs Frank Lampard (86) = GERRARD AND LAMPARD TIED

Agility: Paul Scholes (70) vs Steven Gerrard (73) vs Frank Lampard (66) = GERRARD

Balance: Paul Scholes (91) vs Steven Gerrard (71) vs Frank Lampard (64) = SCHOLES

Reactions: Paul Scholes (93) vs Steven Gerrard (91) vs Frank Lampard (90) = SCHOLES

Ball control: Paul Scholes (90) vs Steven Gerrard (96) vs Frank Lampard (93) = GERRARD

Dribbling: Paul Scholes (78) vs Steven Gerrard (91) vs Frank Lampard (88) = GERRARD

p1e9sm5hijtu51glss311e3gqmvn.jpg

Composure: Paul Scholes (93) vs Steven Gerrard (88) vs Frank Lampard (93) = SCHOLES AND LAMPARD TIED

Interceptions: Paul Scholes (83) vs Steven Gerrard (77) vs Frank Lampard (79) = SCHOLES

Heading accuracy: Paul Scholes (84) vs Steven Gerrard (88) vs Frank Lampard (72) = GERRARD

Defence awareness: Paul Scholes (58) vs Steven Gerrard (77) vs Frank Lampard (73) = GERRARD

Sliding tackle: Paul Scholes (43) vs Steven Gerrard (74) vs Frank Lampard (63) = GERRARD

Standing tackle: Paul Scholes (62) vs Steven Gerrard (79) vs Frank Lampard (77) = GERRARD

Jumping: Paul Scholes (86) vs Steven Gerrard (87) vs Frak Lampard (79) = GERRARD

Stamina: Paul Scholes (96) vs Steven Gerrard (93) vs Frank Lampard (96) = SCHOLES AND LAMPARD TIED

Strength: Paul Scholes (75) vs Steven Gerrard (83) vs Frank Lampard = LAMPARD

Aggression: Paul Scholes (89) vs Steven Gerrard (87) vs Frank Lampard (76) = SCHOLES

p1e9sm7b595s27q43b8an554hp.jpg

Final results:

Scholes - 11.5
Gerrard - 11.5
Lampard - 6

p1e9smmp6ch7937a19fu11b9kh2r.jpg

So, the Scholes vs Gerrard vs Lampard still isn’t quite settled. Although we can safely say that it’s more of a Scholes vs Gerrard debate now, with Lampard only winning six of FIFA’s 29 in-game stats.

But there wasn’t any separating Scholes and Gerrard. The United midfielder came out on top on a lot of attacking-based stats with his long shots, vision and volleying better than his rivals. Whereas Gerrard won on the more physical and defensive stats like sprint speed, agility and both tackling attributes.

FIFA aren’t able to settle it so maybe we should just appreciate the three English players for what they were - world-class players.

News Now - Sport News