Silva is more influencial, and has been, but if you look at total stats (shots, touches, passes, intereptions, goals etc) both players are similar. The big difference is that Silva has more of an influence since he plays central, but the stats are remarkably even. What's quite interesting is since Xmas Mata has had a three fold increase in his shooting attempts. He has a good shot on him, so perhaps he will become more incisive in the future. Very good player, gutted the board wouldn't give the money to sign him until we sold Fabs.