Allan Saint-Maximin levelled the score for Newcastle in their 1-1 draw with Leeds. The Frenchman inspired Newcastle to come back from a losing position. Looking at his current form, he is the current bright spark at the club. His attacking threat has been of concern for the defenders. The 24-year-old has made a good start to the campaign – he has scored two goals and further contributed two assists in his five Premier League appearances.
Let’s look at some stats to understand his current role in leading his team.
Saint-Maximin played out wide at the start of the season but in the later matches he provided real threat playing centrally as a striker. He has the ability to use his pace. He has been able to create a good number of chances and was involved in the two main assists for his team. So far, he has failed to register any shots in just one of the games against Hammers. He played a quality game against Leeds which shows how threatening he can be.
Saint-Maximin has shown good movement and pace to pick up the ball and shoot at every opportunity he gets. His xG per 90 and attacking actions per 90 clearly indicate just how effective and threatening he can get. He has shown the ability to get into dangerous areas near the opposition defense and create chances for his team.
The above stats indicate his efficiency in moving across in and out of different zones with his great pace. He is effective in switching his positions between both the flanks and receiving passes from his team. In addition, he is a capable dribbler which means he can drift inward with the ball trying to drag the defenders and create spaces for his teammates.
Saint-Maximin scored two goals from his 11 shots taken so far. Both of his goals were scored from inside the opposition box. He has taken most of his shots from the half spaces on the left wing near the opposition box.
His duel map shows his involvement in aerial and defensive duels all over the pitch. The majority of his duels have occurred in the opponent’s half.
Looking at the above stats it’s clear that Saint-Maximin’s incredible form could propel his team higher up the table. He has the pace, balance and agility to create problems in the opposition defense. The Frenchman has already been named man of the match three times this season and it looks like that he will continue his terrific form in the upcoming games.