Focus

Assists: Moses Simon back on top!

Publish on 21/09/2021 at 11:00

Share

Moses Simon (FC Nantes) has regained the lead on the official Ligue 1 Uber Eats assists chart with five, turning in his second two-assist performance of the season as Les Canaris thumped Angers 4-1 in Round 6.

Moses Simon's reply was not long in coming. A week after losing the lead in the official Ligue 1 Uber Eats assists rankings, the Nigerian international quickly regained his position by providing two assists at Angers SCO in Round 6. Thanks to this second two-assist turn of the season, after the one against FC Metz in Round 2, Simon is now back on top of the heap with a total of five assists in six appearances.

Moses Simon arrived at FC Nantes in August 2019, on loan from La Liga side Levante before being permanently transferred a year later, and has made a superb start to the season on the left side of attack. In 2021-22, he has made three assists in open play and two from set-pieces. The latter two were directed at two central defenders, Andrei Girotto and Jean-Charles Castelletto, while his three in-play offerings found Ludovic Blas and Randal Kolo Muani (x2). The Nantes forward now has 11 goals and 15 assists in 65 Ligue 1 Uber Eats appearances.

Kylian Mbappé on the podium

Przemyslaw Frankowski (RC Lens), who scored in the derby against LOSC, has dropped to second place in the table, while his team-mate Jonathan Clauss has been pushed off the podium by Kylian Mbappé. In the headline clash of Round 6, the PSG striker set up  Mauro Icardi for a dramatic late winner against OL (2-1). His pin-point cross was his third assist of the season - all of which have come in open play. With this latest decisive move, the Parisian superstar has now been involved in 148 goals in 154 Ligue 1 Uber Eats appearances (111 goals and 37 assists).

Romain Faivre, like Mbappé a product of the AS Monaco youth academy, completes the top five. Against Clermont Foot, the Stade Brestois 29 player delivered his third assist of the season when he found Brendan Chardonnet's head from a free-kick. The midfielder has been involved in 15 league goals since his arrival at SB29 in 2020-21 (seven goals and eight assists), with no player from the Breton club doing better over the period.

>> Ligue 1 Uber Eats assist chart

Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Round 6:

RC Strasbourg Alsace 3-0 FC Metz
1-0: Goal by AJORQUE (penalty)
2-0: Goal by H. DIALLO, assist by NYAMSI
3-0: Goal by H. DIALLO, assist by AJORQUE

RC Lens 1-0 LOSC
1-0: Goal by FRANKOWSKI, no assist

AS Saint-Etienne 1-2 Girondins de Bordeaux
0-1: Goal by HWANG, assist by ADLI
1-1: Goal by KHAZRI, no assist
1-2: Goal by HWANG, assist by OUDIN

OGC Nice 2-2 AS Monaco
0-1: Goal by GOLOVIN, assist by GELSON MARTINS
1-1: Goal by DELORT, assist by GOUIRI
2-1: Goal by BOUDAOUI, assist by DELORT
2-2: Goal by BEN YEDDER (penalty)

Angers SCO 1-4 FC Nantes
0-1: Goal by GIROTTO, assist by SIMON from a set piece
0-2: Goal by BLAS (penalty)
1-2: Goal by I. TRAORE, assist by MANGANI from a set piece
1-3: Goal by KOLO MUANI, assist by SIMON
1-4: Goal by BLAS, assist by KOLO MUANI

Clermont Foot 1-1 Stade Brestois 29
0-1: Goal by CHARDONNET, assist by FAIVRE from a set piece
1-1: Goal by RASHANI, assist by BERTHOMIER from a set piece

ESTAC Troyes 1-1 Montpellier Hérault SC
1-0: Goal by TOUZGHAR, assist by KABORE
1-1: Goal by SAVANIER, assist by GIOACCHINI

Olympique de Marseille 2-0 Stade Rennais FC
1-0: Goal by DIENG, assist by LIROLA
2-0: Goal by HARIT, no assist

Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais
0-1: Goal by PAQUETA, assist by TOKO EKAMBI
1-1: Goal by NEYMAR (penalty)
2-1: Goal by ICARDI, assist by MBAPPE