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14 goal Fulham ace v 16 goal Villa ace: Which attacking star will guide his team to promotion in the play-off final?



Aston Villa and Fulham are set for a crunch showdown at Wembley in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.

The Villans beat Middlesbrough 1-0 over two legs while Fulham prevailed with a 2-1 aggregate win against Derby County, despite trailing as they went into the second leg at Craven Cottage.

But all that matters is this final game of the season as there will be either jubilant scenes or tears after the final whistle for each team.

There will be key duels all over the pitch but one battle that could really make the difference is between the attacking midfielders.

Aston Villa’s star man is Albert Adomah on the wing while Fulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon has really shone this season.

Here, FLW shines a spotlight on the duo and compares their stats this season.

Sessegnon edges Adomah in terms of goals scored with the recently-turned 18-year-old netting 16 times, including a vital equaliser in the play-off semi-final.

Adomah trails behind with 14 goals and his tally of five assists is also bettered by the England under-21 international’s haul of seven.

But the Ghanaian international does take more shots per game on average (1.5 to Sessegnon’s 1.3), more dribbles (1.4 to 1.2) and has a better average pass completion rate of 77.1 per cent to 75.1 per cent.

Both sets of full-backs will be well aware of the threat posed by the opposition winger and this could be an area where the game is won or lost.

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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