Ok sound so, I think the most interesting thing about the stats ran is mentioning, is like he says, the difference in perception between the two.
Donít think the most ardent statsmachine would want Tom in the side over Andre.
Neither have played 1000 mins yet this season, let alone a full season.
Rightly pointed out, Gomes has played against top teams. But if you were a side looking for very specific stuff, e.g a player who passes forward a lot, it shows how stats are a better gauge than the eye, because to the eye you would say gomes blows Tom off the park at that, but like it or not a good deal of that opinion boils down to perception and unconscious bias.
Stats never tell the full story however and you would be an idiot to scout purely off a spreadsheet, but I am always greatly entertained by these random fellas off the internet who are like - Iíve not looked into it, Iím not going to look into it, I barely even really understand it, but this is BULLSHIT.