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Newcastle midfielder ranks in top 10 Premier League chance-makers this season

6 years ago

When it comes to creating chances this season, maybe surprisingly Moussa Sissoko ranks in the top 10 Premier League creators so far this campaign.

Sissoko has created an average of 2.2 chances per game this season, which puts him 10th highest in the top division.

Four goals have come from Moussa Sissoko’s assists so far, with Norwich the stand out game for both the player and the team overall.

For those who have doubted Mesut Ozil’s credentials as a Premier League player, he as created a remarkable 54 chances in the league this season, an average of almost 4.9 per match.

With Newcastle playing so negatively in a number of games this season, it has left little room at times for United’s creative players to express themselves.

However, Saturday’s visitors Leicester should allow every opportunity for Newcastle’s players as they play such an attacking and open game.

Will Moussa Sissoko and others be good enough to take advantage?

The Top 10 Premier League players in terms of chances created:

1 Mesut Ozil – 4.9

2 Dimitri Payet – 3.9

3 Christian Eriksen – 3.1

4 Dusan Tadic – 3.0

5 Kevin de Bruyne – 3.0

6 Santi Cazorla – 2.9

7 Eden Hazard – 2.7

8 James Milner – 2.5

9 Erik Lamela – 2.4

10 Moussa Sissoko (joint with Nathan Redmond and Riyad Mahrez) – 2.2

Teamtalk’s vedict on Moussa Sissoko’s impact:

‘Each of these have created an average of 2.2 chances per game this season, yet Redmond has only one assist to show for it, compared to Sissoko’s four and Mahrez’s five.

It just goes to show, creating chances is worth little if you haven’t got a striker that can finish them.’


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