Wilfried Zaha was at his best on the pitch for Crystal Palace as he scored the opening goal for his team against Tottenham. His pace has always been a strong suit for Palace and his latest match contribution led them to a 3-0 win against Spurs.
Zaha and Odsonne Edouard worked in conjunction in providing their team with the first victory of the season, a much-needed boost for new Head Coach Patrick Vieira.
Let’s take a look at Zaha’s stats and analyze if he can be one of the main assets for his team under the new playing regime.
Zaha looks as promising as his previous seasons so far. With four matches being played, he has been involved in one goal and one assist for his team. The left-winger has been involved in creating most of the good chances for his team. The previous game penalty and his brilliant work in creating Odsonne Edouard’s first goal lead his team to the first victory of the season.
The Ivorian currently stands in third position on the successful dribbles chart with 28 to his name. In the game against Spurs he attempted 24 dribbles, he also made four accurate crosses, more passes and won 20 duels. He had a high impact on the game as he scored the first goal through a penalty.
His heat map displays the areas of the field he occupied. Against Spurs, Zaha successfully recovered most of the balls and started many attacks. He showed his technical efficiency on the pitch by creating many attacking attempts and produced chances on goals.
Zaha has six successful crosses to his name so far. Though he lacks behind on the successful crosses per 90 goals value, his performance against Spurs was impactful. He made more accurate crosses and passes throughout this game than any other this season.
Certainly, his power-packed performance in the previous game has given the Eagles the hope to come out of their average run of form. With the promising Edouard beside him, this deadly duo can be the real gamechanger for their team in the coming weeks.