EPL stats comparison: Mat Ryan v Hugo Lloris

Brighton and Hove Albion visit Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday morning (AEDT), pitting Caltex Socceroos gloveman Mat Ryan against French international Hugo Lloris.

The pair are set to go head-to-head at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia but first they’ll be looking to outshine each other in the Premier League.

How does Australia’s number one shot-stopper compare to Spurs' French custodian in the EPL? Opta Data has you covered.


Ryan has been by the far the busier of the two in the first four months of the season, making 46 saves compared to 26 by Lloris.

Of those, 18 of Ryan's saves have been from shots outside the box, compared to just eight by Lloris.

The Australian's save percentage is slightly higher at 69%, compared to 64% for the Frenchman.

But for shots outside the penalty area, Ryan's percentage is an impressive 95%, with Lloris stopping 80% of the long-range efforts fired his way.

Mat Ryan could do nothing to prevent Brighton from falling to defeat against Huddersfield.
Mat Ryan makes a save in an EPL clash against Huddersfield.


Ryan has played 80 more passes than Lloris, with 447 compared to 367 by the Tottenham man.

But the Spurs number one is far more accurate, finding his mark 73% of the time, compared to just 53% by Ryan.

Ryan has taken 598 touches of the ball this season (an average of 37 per game), compared to 519 by Lloris (34 per game on average).


Lloris has effected 23 clearances this season, compared to just five by Ryan.

Six of Lloris's clearances have been punches, while four of Ryan's have been punched clear.

Ryan has caught 18 balls this season, twice as many as Lloris.