Date: 4th February 2015 at 6:25pm
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Hector Bellerin was full of praise for Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín on Monday Night Football and it’s understandable why after his recent performances against both and Aston Villa.

Opta powered fantasy football game have taken a closer look at the 19-year-old’s season so far and the stats impress. The Spaniard has started five of the seven league games that he has featured in, completing a total of 500 minutes. Over his seven appearances, Bellerín’s pass completion of 78% falls just short of Arsenal’s overall 84%. His 65% success when tackling far exceeds fellow team-mates Mathieu Debuchy (47.4%) and Calum Chambers (48.5%) this season. His impressive defensive stats continue with 3.24 interceptions and 4.86 clearances per 90 minutes. Bellerín has outshone both and this season. Ivanovic has 1.09 interceptions and 4.3 clearances while Coleman has 1.15 and 3.66.

In Arsenal’s 2-0 away win over Bellerin had 44 touches with a pass accuracy of 72.2% after making 18 passes in total. During the game he completed 6 interceptions and 7 clearances.

Against Aston Villa, in Arsenal’s 5-0 victory, the young full-back has a pass accuracy of 71.7%, completed 46 passes and had 65 touches overall. He supplied five crosses and had one shot on target, scoring Arsenal’s fifth in injury time.

It’s still early days but the stats suggest Bellerín is definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.