Losing Leiva: Using Statistical Science to find a Serie A Alternative.

At 33 years old, Lucas Leiva has become an integral part of Simone Inzaghi’s jigsaw at Lazio. The Brazilian who operates as a defensive midfielder still has two years left on his contract with the Biancocelesti, however now could be the time to integrate his replacement into the side. In this article I have used statistical science to analyse players who are currently in Serie A to see if they would be worth investing in to replace the Brazilian.