A remarkable statistic has emerged regarding Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson and Manchester City player Jack Grealish.

The analysis comes from Visual Game (@avisualgame) on Twitter who has been looking at the take-on specialists in the Premier League.

Forest haven’t quite been at their attacking best in the Premier League just yet but there are shoots of promise starting to emerge.

The Reds defeated Crystal Palace in their final game before the World Cup to climb off the bottom of the division.

Now, they have to sit and wait for the action to return before they can get their fight against relegation underway once again.

Remarkable stat Johnson Grealish
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For Johnson, the Premier League has often proved a frustrating beast.

He’s not always been at his best but these latest statistics to emerge should at least give him some confidence as the season progresses.

They showcase that the 21-year-old has completed more take-ons than Grealish which seems remarkable.

The England man is known for his ability to glide past players at free-will and he’s made 16 appearances for the champions this season.

Johnson is also renowned for his ability to take players on.

He’s still a novice in the Premier League though and in some games, he has found it difficult to be at his free-flowing best.

Still, it would seem that in the modern, data-driven era, perhaps Johnson isn’t as far away from his full stride as some believe.

Remarkable statistic involving Johnson and Grealish emerges

This is quite something.

The statistic shows that Johnson completes almost four take-ons per 100 touches of the ball.

Grealish is down at around three looking at the graph released on Twitter earlier this week.

It’s often said that stats can be deceiving and can be manipulated to prove a particular case in point.

Remarkable stat Johnson Grealish
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But, there is definitely a place for them in modern-day football and it would appear that Johnson is being backed by the latest visuals to emerge.

The challenge for Johnson is to merely have more belief in his ability.

He was utterly brilliant last season and fans just crave seeing that type of Johnson out on the pitch every week.

At his best, he is fearless, confident and is capable of weighing in with goals and assists on a frequent basis.

The fact he’s outperforming Grealish using this particular metric suggests he’s on the right path.

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