Here’s an article on the top xG90 players in Europe’s top 5 Leagues
The Top XG90 Players In Europe’s Top 5 Leagues
Here’s an article where we look at the top xG90 players in Europe’s top 5 leagues. Stats are from Understat
The Premier League – Harry Kane and Michail Antonio
No surprises here the Spurs and West Ham forwards both have an xG90 of 0.67. Kane has played more minutes although he has also had a bump from his 4 penalties.
Kane also wins it on volume with 23 goals and 14 assists. In doing so he became only the 3rd player to get the most goals and assists in a season. The other 2 being, surprisingly Andrew Cole and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. That haul is compared to Antonios 10 goals and 5 assists although obviously on far less minutes
There is alot of speculation that Kane wants to move in the summer. Even though any move is likely to be his last, with a reported net worth of £33m he will be moving for trophies not cash
La Liga – Lionel Messi
No surprises here with an xG90 over 3,000 minutes of 0.80 he’s miles ahead of the next man. 30 goals (only 3 of which were pens) and 9 assist is an incredible return. What’s even more incredible is his consistency. Over 7 season’s he’s only once ended up with an xG90 of less than 0.80.
Messi’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has been previously touted that he would make a big money move to Man City or PSG. However the speculation is that he will now stay at Barcelona. Despite being possibly the best football ever Messi is a quiet superstar who is married to his childhood sweetheart
Serie A – Luis Muriel
Surprisingly it’s not Ronaldo. He’s only 3rd behind Luis Muriel and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The 30 year old Colombian striker admittedly only played 1400 minutes for Atalanta which comprised of 16 starts and 20 sub appearances had an insane xG90 of 1.05.
He’s had a pretty mixed career with a number of loans but has made 32 appearancess for the Colombian National team
Ligue 1 – Kylian Mbappe
The young French striker just edges out his PSG team mate Neymar with an xG90 of 0.86 although the actual goal difference was significant with 27 goals vs 9 for Neymar although on admittedly different minutes
The PSG striker will be entering into the final year of his contract so is on the verge of making the biggest decision of his career. He has hinted that he may sign a new deal
Known for being very down to earth in his early days when he was being dropped off at training for Monaco by his mum he’s added a far more aggressive and ruthless streak to his play at PSG which has got him into trouble with refs and Deschamps at times
Bundesliga – Robert Lewandoski
Lewandoski’s numbers are just unbelievable. 41 goals and 7 assists over 29 appearances with an xG90 of 1.17 is mind boggling. This season has seen him beat Gerd Mullers 49 year record of 40 goals in a season
Described as extremely professional and dedicated footballers on the planet he also has a taste for the expensive as shown by his £7m Warsaw apartment and watch which is a Patek Phillipe Nautilus at Chrono24