Aerial Duels


The ability to win the ball in the air is an important trait for a centre-back in the Premier League, and Upamecano is certainly not a slouch in this area, having won 66.4% of his aerial battles for Leipzig last season.

The Frenchman may not be quite at Virgil van Dijk’s standards (the Dutchman won 79.9% last season), or even Kurt Zouma (76.7%) but anything above 65% is deemed to be very good for a centre-half.

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