First Team

Hearts v Rangers: Player Notes

2nd December 2018

Player notes for today's Ladbrokes Premiership clash against Rangers.

Zdenek Zlamal - The 33-year-old has played every single minute of football for Hearts this season. Saved 75% of the shots he faced last week against St Mirren.

Michael Smith - Sent off against Rangers last time out at Tynecastle. In terms of successful crosses per 90 minutes, Smith rates at eighth in the league.

Clevid Dikamona - Recovered the ball 85 times so far this year, having only started 6 league games. Recovers the ball on average 11.9 times per 90 minutes, the tenth best rate in the league.

Christophe Berra - Could return from a hamstring tear in under four months. Played Rangers 17 times in his Hearts' career, scoring once.

Jimmy Dunne - The Irishman, 21, ranks third in the league for ball recoveries per 90 minutes and total ball recoveries (172).

Ben Garuccio - Makes an average of 3.66 tackles per 90 minutes and has been successful in 70% (21/30) tackles so far. Successful with 15 of his dribbles this season.

Demetri Mitchell - Booked in both of his previous two appearances against Rangers. Makes an average of 4.96 dribbles per 90 minutes, the 16th highest in the league.

Callumn Morrison - The 19-year-old could make his tenth start of the season. In terms of crosses per 90 minutes, he is third in the league. Averages 2.37 successfull dribbles per game so far this year.

Sean Clare - Accurate with 76% of his passes and successful with 75% of his dribbles so far this season.

Arnaud Djoum - The only remaining member of the squad that beat Rangers 2-0 at Tynecastle in November 2016. On average, the distance of his attempts at goal is 17.4 yards.

Peter Haring - In line to make his 20th Hearts appearance. He's made 54 tackles in the league this season, the 12th highest in the league. 

Olly Lee - Could make his 20th Hearts appearance. The average distance of his attempts on goal is 23.1 yards, the fifth furthest in the league. His xG of chances created per 90 minutes sits at 0.30 - the second highest in the league.

Ollie Bozanic - Pass accuracy of 78% so far this year, with a 79% successful dribble rate.

Harry Cochrane - Featured three times so far this season, with two appearances against Celtic. Despite that, he retains a passing accuracy of 84%.

Jake Mulraney - Accurate with 33% of his crosses and in 77% of his passes.

Steven MacLean - Scored against the Gers in a 1-1 draw for St Johnstone last season. His xG per 90 minutes sits at 0.47, the fourth highest in the league.

Craig Wighton - Starred in a 2-1 win over Rangers for Dundee two seasons ago. Scored two goals in gruelling conditions during midweek friendly against Linlithgow Rose.