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Official Premier League analysis on Allan Saint-Maximin confirms what we all knew

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Interesting new independent analysis on Allan Saint-Maximin.

The official Premier League site looking at the Newcastle player’s stats ahead of Friday’s game against Leeds.

Newcastle fans know with their own eyes that the French winger is the main (only?) threat.

However, this official PL analysis confirms what we are seeing.

Their analysis is for the benefit of their fantasy football set-up but obviously the stats are relevant regardless.

Their conclusion is that ‘The Allan Saint-Maximin potential for goals and assists can be realised in both those encounters (at home to Leeds then away at Watford).’

They point out the following:

In three of the four Premier League matches so far, Allan Saint-Maximin has supplied either a goal or an assist.

His totals of six shots and nine chances created both rank second for Newcastle in 2021/22.

In Callum Wilson’s absence, at Old Trafford was given even more freedom to attack, he produced three shots and also created three chances, including for the goal scored by Javier Manquillo in the 4-1 defeat.

Leeds are poor at the back this season and have conceded 11 goals (only Newcastle (12) have conceded more!) and 52 shots in the box, both totals ranking among the bottom two sides this term.

Official Premier League site analysis on Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of Newcastle v Leeds:

‘A regular role up front for Newcastle United this season has helped the Frenchman to a strong start in Fantasy.

Saint-Maximin has blanked in only one of the Magpies’ first four matches.

He has supplied an assist against both West Ham United and Manchester United and scored versus Southampton.

That has helped him total 19 points, three points ahead of Callum Wilson as Newcastle’s top-scoring player in FPL (Fantasy Premier League) this term.’

Key man

‘The underlying numbers highlight Saint-Maximin’s all-round influence on the Magpies’ attack.

His totals of six shots and nine chances created both rank second for Steve Bruce’s side in 2021/22.

The Frenchman’s display at Old Trafford last weekend in the absence of Wilson was particularly encouraging.

He produced three shots and also created three chances, including for the goal scored by Javier Manquillo in the 4-1 defeat.

Back-to-back matches against Leeds United and Watford hand Saint-Maximin the opportunity to extend his consistent start to the new campaign.

Leeds visit St James’ Park on Friday on the back of some poor defensive displays.

They have conceded 11 goals and 52 shots in the box, both totals ranking among the bottom two sides this term.

Similar to Leeds, Watford are among only five sides yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

They have conceded twice in three of their four matches.

The Allan Saint-Maximin potential for goals and assists can be realised in both those encounters, lifting his appeal as a short-term pick up front.’

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