Following his nomination in the PFA Team of the Season, I wanted to get in touch regarding a landmark achievement from Kevin De Bruyne as he has become the first Premier League player to surpass 100 chances created this season.
De Bruyne has now created a total of 103 chances in the 2017/18 Premier League campaign. His achievement is even more impressive when put into context of those nearest to him in the number of chances created. As you can see from the below table, MesutÖzil has created the second most chances in the league, but still remains well behind Kevin De Bruyne, who has created 19 more chances than him. Additionally, De Bruyne has created 44 more chances that teammate David Silva, and 24 more chances than Christian Eriksen, both of whom were also voted in to the PFA Team of the Year yesterday. Paddy Power offered 4/9 odds on Kevin De Bruyne winning the PFA Player of the Year 2017-18 prize.However, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool eventually won the award. There are many other exciting betting offers available online. Bookies can check the latest coral betting offers for May 2018 on TheBookiesOffers and bet on their favorite teamsand matches. They can find offers like bet £10 get £30 by Coral or £50 free bet by Ladbrokes here. Bookies can also check the latest odds here and get free signup bonuses.
Furthermore, De Bruyne looks a certain favorite to be the first winner of the Premier League’s inaugural ‘playmaker of the year’ award, with 15 assists so far. This means he is only six assists away from breaking Thierry Henry’s record for most assists in a single Premier League season.
|Player||Chances Created||Assists||Total Crosses (no corners)||Goals|
|Kevin De Bruyne||103||15||144||7|
Meanwhile, Mo Salah has been a different monster all together in front of goal. After scoring his 30th goal of the 17/18 Premier League campaign against Bournemouth at the weekend, I wanted to get in touch with EA SPORTS data which reveals that Mohamed Salah is the first Premier League player this season to attain 250 touches in the opposition box. The Egyptian striker seems all but set to be awarded the player of the season award, and the below data showcases just how effective he has been.
Known for his lightning pace and dribbling skills, Salah has worked has an ability to work way into scoring positions in the opposition box, and this is clearly shown in the below table andattached goal map. Salah also boasts one of the highest shots-goals ratio of the top Premier League strikers, having scored with 23.4% of his shots on target. Of the top six goal scorers this season, only Jamie Vardy has a better shots-goals ratio (28.3%).
|Player||Touches in Opposition Box||Goals||Assists||Total Shots||Shots-Goals Ratio|
Paris Saint-Germain set to sell 23-year-old Liverpool target for €15m this January
The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG are not willing to let the midfielder leave for nothing.
The report adds that Barcelona were close to landing Rabiot on a free but PSG claimed that the Catalans did not act “correctly”.
Rabiot’s wage demands could increase the overall value of the transfer, and the report adds that PSG are not willing to deal with Barcelona any more.
Liverpool could do with another quality midfielder in their side, despite having several options in the side.
However, Adam Lallana has had a tough time related to injuries while James Milner isn’t getting any younger at 33.
Jurgen Klopp has pulled off some great cheap signings with Joel Matip joining on a free while Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been smart purchases.
Rabiot has the talent to be one of the best in the world, but he needs to be under the right manager. Klopp has performed miracles with some players at Anfield, and it would be great to have a talent like the Frenchman playing for us.
Former Manchester City midfielder “scared” of Liverpool in Premier League race
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that he is scared of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League.
The Ivorian won the Premier League with City a few years ago and was speaking on Sky Sports where he claimed that the Reds were doing well and were “very strong” (h/t Daily Star).
The midfielder lauded our efforts at reaching the Champions League final last season and claimed we were growing together.
Winning the Premier League in consecutive seasons is extremely tough, something that Toure touched upon. The former Barcelona midfielder spoke about Manchester City keeping hold of their title this season before adding that he was scared of the Reds:
“This year I know everybody was asking the question of what City are going to do this year.
“And I think we have to see what’s going to happen.
“To be honest, Liverpool are in good, good shape at the moment and I’m very scared of them.
“Liverpool are looking very, very scary this year.”
The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table after the latest round of fixtures. Liverpool needed to return to winning ways after losses against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were professional against Brighton at the weekend with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game.
The Reds have some relatively easy fixtures coming up to keep hold of their lead in the Premier League, and hopefully, we can celebrate a first Premier League title this season.
33 wins, 24 clean sheets – The numbers from this Liverpool star’s first 50 games for the Reds are incredible
Virgil van Dijk played his 50th game for Liverpool against Brighton, and the Reds picked up all three points thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner.
The Reds also kept a clean sheet, something that the defender would cherish and the Liverpool website shared some interesting facts from the Dutchman’s 50 games under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool established their second longest run without conceding a league goal at Anfield in 2018. The Reds did not concede for 918 minutes as Callum Paterson scored for Cardiff in October to break a streak that started in Feb.
The Dutchman was the only defender to have played in all games that lasted the run.
24 clean sheets
This has got to be the best record of them all with almost half of the games Van Dijk played in yielding a clean sheet.
This season has been better with 13 clean sheets from 22 Premier League games as the Reds have tightened up the back thanks to the signing of Alisson.
Dominating the opposition
Van Dijk has an incredible success percentage when it comes to duels, with the defender winning 71.69% of the 445 contested duels.
The defender also leads the team in clearances (272), blocks (21) and interceptions (59).
Incredible passing numbers
Van Dijk has attempted more passes (3,643) than any other Liverpool player and has an accuracy of 88.64%.
The Reds have been supreme this season with Van Dijk leading from the back, and we have lost just one game in the Premier League too.
Liverpool have won 33 of the games that Van Dijk has played in with seven draws and 10 defeats so far.
The Dutchman has been one of our best signings under Klopp and is well on his way to becoming a legend at the club if he keeps playing this way.
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