The latter wasn’t as creative but for the same reasons as Muller must be respected, boasting a conversion rate of 29.2% while playing as one of Diego Simeone’s primary attackers at Atletico Madrid, and increasingly finding himself deployed up-front as a more orthodox forward who is far from Cheap Fifa 16 PS3 Coins shy about taking shots.
Sanchez vs. Griezmann – all-action attackers.
As should perhaps be expected, David Alaba struggles to compete with the rest of the field, but Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale’s lowly placings for goals, chances and conversion rates are marks against their bids to snatch third, even if the former’s numbers are slightly more understandable given he plays as a midfielder (albeit an attack-minded one) rather than a forward.
The talisman factor
Ronaldo and Messi have been involved in a whopping 55.21% and 50.94% of Real Madrid and Barcelona’s goals respectively in La Liga and Europe since August 2014. None of our contenders for third can match that kind of consistent, match-winning contribution, but who is the most important to their team?
While Bale has struggled to step out of Ronaldo’s shadow, Neymar is thriving as cover for Messi.
Ronaldo’s shadow vs. Messi’s understudy. rsfifagames
So as not to penalise candidates whose best work comes outside of the penalty area, Squawka Awards per game have also been counted — commendations earned through being the best player in their team, best attacker, best defender and best possession player in a match as well as man of the match according to Performance Score.
Again, Messi and Ronaldo dominate with 2.16 and 1.65 awards per game each, respectively, with Eden Hazard in third with 0.91, or almost an award per game, followed by Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero, who trail their fellow Premier League star by a relatively large gap as the field begins to compress around less than an award per game.