February 22, 2024

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has had a great start to the campaign, proving many doubters wrong and earning himself a new contract in the process.

The 26-year-old has started five Premier League games so far, although has made way in recent games after the emergence of 21-year-old Murillo.

However, his performances this season have seen him average more than Arsenal’s William Saliba in a number of key areas.

Saliba, often described as one of the best young defenders in the division, has had a solid start to the campaign, however, the stats don’t lie with Worrall currently ranking higher than the 22-year-old.

Worrall ranking higher than Saliba this season

Although the Arsenal man has played three more games than the Reds’ club captain, Worrall is currently head of the Frenchman in multiple key areas.

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When comparing the two on Squawka, Worrall averages more tackles, duels and clearances per game than Saliba.

Although the Arsenal defender has more interceptions, Worrall blocks more shots whilst winning a higher percentage of aerial battle.

Worrall going under the radar

The 26-year-old has been an exceptional servant to Forest. Despite his tender years, he’s made over 200 appearances for the Reds and always gives his all when he’s called upon.

This season he’s been a revelation on recent seasons at the club. His performances have seen him be rewarded with a new long-term deal – which has been fully deserved.

He’s been a solid player for his boyhood club and despite his recent spell on the sideline, he will 100% give his all when he’s next included in the starting XI.

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