Burnley signed Matthew Lowton from Aston Villa in 2015 as a replacement for Kieran Trippier. The right-back helped his team earn a promotion from the EFL Championship into the English Premier League in the first season. He has been a regular part of Burnley’s squad and is the first choice right-back for Sean Dyche’s team. His performances have been decent and have helped his team in playing their sixth consecutive season in the top division. This season Burnley have struggled to find form and are in the relegation zone. But their recent run of three unbeaten games has added some precious points to their total.
Matthew Lowton is playing one of his most productive seasons in the Premier League. The right-back has already matched his highest goal contributions tally in a single season. Lowton has played every single minute for Burnley this season. He has opened his goal-scoring account and has two assists to his name. The player has attempted five shots and his expected goal rate is 0.56. Lowton has made 100 recoveries this season and 38 recoveries have been made inside the opposition’s half. He averages more than seven interceptions per match and has made 79 interceptions for Burnley.
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.
Matthew Lowton has provided two assists with an expected assists rate of 0.74. The number of passes attempted has a low percentile rank but has a high percentile rank for passes attempted into the attacking third. Lowton has attempted 32 crosses and averages 2.69 crosses per 90. Burnley’s gameplay involves a lot of long passes, and the right-back averages 7.24 long passes per 90. His through passes percentile rank is high, and he has attempted 29 through passes in the 11 games. The player has also attempted six smart passes.
Matthew Lowton has attempted the most number of passes towards central midfielder Ashley Westwood, 76, but these passes have a lower threat rate. Passes towards Chris Wood created the highest threat rate. He has attempted 34 passes towards Wood, creating an expected threat rate of 2.261. The above chart shows that the highest threat is created from passes into the opposition’s 6-yard box, with eight of them landing in that area.
The above pass map represents the data of the first 11 matches played by Lowton last season. He created less threat last season, with only four balls landing in the opposition’s 6-yard box. The major difference in Lowton’s passes can be seen from the positions from which he has attempted them. This season, he has attempted a lot of passes from a more forward position and has attempted more threat-creating passes.
Matthew Lowton is into his 9th season in the English Premier League. The player has gained a lot of experience and has created some chances while going forward. His goal contributions could be vital for Burnley to avoid relegation from the top division.