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Urby Emanuelson – Atalanta (defender left)

UrbyUrby Emanuelson is currently an Atalanta player but is on loan at AS Roma. Over the course of this season, he has had scant game time, notching up only eight appearances and 354 minutes of action. If we are looking at Emanuelson and looking to gain a better picture of the type of player that he is, it would be best to look at his time at AC Milan and focus on the 24 appearances and 1691 minutes of action from the 2013/14 season:

  • 47 successful tackles/12 missed tackles; 79.70% tackle success rate (2.5 successful tackles per 90)
  • 35 interceptions of opponent passes (1.9 interceptions per 90)
  • 31 clearances of opponent ball (1.6 clearances per 90)
  • 21 blocks made (shots/crosses/passes); (1.1 total blocks per 90)
  • 14 successful contested headers/10 unsuccessful; 46.50% aerial success rate (0.70/0.50 headers won/lost per 90)
  • 879 accurate passes/165 inaccurate passes (84.20% accuracy)
  • 940 short pass attempts/104 long ball attempts (0.900 short passing ratio – favours short passes 90% of time)

In Urby Emanuelson, Leeds United could be looking at an accomplished left-sided layer to fight for the left back spot next season, should the rumours have any foundation to them. Emanuelson also has experience of playing in England with 13 appearances for Fulham in the 2012/13 Premier League campaign.

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