Recently, Everton have had a bad run in in the Premier League, where they have gone without a win in their last five games, drawing two and losing three. This has seen them slip down to the 11th spot in the league with 15 points from 11 games. They have gone from challenging for the top-four spot to the bottom half of the table. Rafa Benitez will have to improve his team’s performances to challenge for at least a top-six spot.
Goal scoring has been a problem for Everton in recent games, and they have also had problems at the back. In this post, we will look at the stats of some of the attacking players from Everton. We will have a look at Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray in the attacking midfield roles and Richarlison and Rondon in the striking roles, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been out due to injury. We will look at the attacking stats for Gray and Townsend and the shot maps for Richarlison and Solomon Rondon.
The above viz is the passing and progression dashboard of Demarai Gray in the Premier League this season. The black line in the viz depicts the average for a particular stat for all players in the Premier League. The viz shows that he has been one of the best performers for Everton in the league, and has created chances as well as scored goals. He is an important part of Benitez’s Everton.
Andros Townsend’s passing and progression stats his impressive record for the Toffees this season. A regular with goals as well as assists, he has also shown good creativity and passing ability. This shows that when it comes to scoring goals, the problem does not lie in the creative and attacking midfield roles for Everton.
The above viz shows Solomon Rondon’s shot map in his seven appearances in the Premier League this season. He has taken very few shots considering the amount of time he has played and is yet to find the back of the net for the Toffees. In Calvert-Lewin’s absence, this has been a major problem faced by Rafael Benitez.
Recently, Benitez has tried playing Richarlison upfront as a striker, but even this has not worked out for him. Richarlison is someone who likes to play wide and come in to score goals. He has scored two goals this season, but the manager will be hoping to see Calvert-Lewin back in the playing XI as soon as possible, as he is expected to return after the current international break.