Burnley signed Chris Wood from Leeds United in 2017 to strengthen their attack. Since then, Wood has been a regular starter for the Clarets who play in a traditional 4-4-2 formation under manager Sean Dyche. Now let us take a look at how the 6 ft 3 inches New Zealander has performed in front of the goal this season.
When looking at the above chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar the better the performance – you can see the league average in the middle and the % is the percentile rank the player is in.
Wood has managed to score one goal this season which is better than the average. When we look at the shots attempted by Wood, we observe that he has a high percentile rank in the headed shots department. The forward has also managed to keep most of his shots on target. We can also observe that Wood is not able to take too many touches inside the opposition box and the offensive duels win rate is also comparatively low.
His main strength that is his aerial ability is reflected in the above viz. We can see that he has a high percentile in aerial duals contested as well as the aerial duals won. The forward player is also handy in recovering the loose balls.
Burnley have put in a lot of crosses and long balls for Chris Wood. He has received most of his passes from the two full-backs and his striking partner Ashley Barnes. Burnley full-backs have targeted Wood and Lowton even produced an assist for the forward.
The pass received by Wood are mostly outside the opposition half. Wood has played all over the pitch in the opposition half to receive the ball. He has drifted more towards the left side than the right side. Most of the passes location are towards the centre or on the right. In the three matches that played this season, Wood has managed to take six touches inside the opposition box.
By looking at the above viz we see that Wood has won aerial duels in almost every position in the opposition half. Most of the aerial duels won by him are inside the opposition box and even managing to score from one of the crosses.
Burnley players tend to play longer passes and try to find Chris Wood who gives them aerial strength. Wood has been consistently performing for the team and Burnley will look to make use of his strength to perform well in the season ahead.