With Edon Zhegrova at LOSC, Martin Satriano at Stade Brestois and Ibrahima Koné at FC Lorient all amongst the goals, it seems that Ligue 1 Uber Eats' latest attacking recruits have quickly acclimatised to France's top flight.
The attacking recruits of the winter transfer window - and the two players who arrived since FIFA's implementation of the exceptional registration period until April 7 - have quickly made their mark in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Indeed there are numerous new faces who have rocketed ups the goals-per-playing time rankings in the second half of the season. New OL signing Tetê is the perfect example, as he bagged the winner (3-2 against Angers), two minutes after coming on and with his first - and so far only - shot attempted in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.
Most efficient scorers since R20:
1. Serhou Guirassy (SRFC): 1 goal every 41 min
2. Edon Zhegrova (LOSC): 1 goal every 51 min
3. Majeed Waris (RCSA): 1 goal every 62 min
4. Tetê (OL): 1 goal every 74 min
5. Ibrahima Koné (FCL): 1 goal every 75 min
6. Neymar Jr (PSG): 1 goal every 85 min
7. Cédric Bakambu (OM): 1 goal every 87 min
8. Kylian Mbappé (PSG): 1 goal every 88 min
9. Arkadiusz Milik (OM): 1 goal every 89 min
10. Willem Geubbels (FCN): 1 goal every 93 min
11. Jens Cajuste (SdR): 1 goal every 100 min
...16. Didier Lamkel Zé (FCM): 1 goal every 116 min
...22. Martin Satriano (SB): 1 goal every 150 min
...26. Iké Ugbo (ESTAC): 1 goal every 164 min
(in bold the players who arrived since January 2022)
Zhegrova, what a left foot!
Edon Zhegrova (LOSC, 23, Kosovo)
2 goals, 7 shots of which 6 were on target
His jewel against SCO allowed him to earn his first point for LOSC (1-1). He has made six substitute appearances so far in the second half of the season (102 minutes), but the left-footer had a rough debut - due to being sent off for two yellows in seven minutes on his first two fouls in Ligue 1 Uber Eats - against Metz (0-0, J25). On his return, Zhegrova participated well in the victory against Clermont, capping the seven-minute cameo with a maiden league goal. Three matches later, the Kosovar international again showed the class in his left boot, once again scoring from outside the area, this time to clinch a point against Angers SCO (1-1).
Ibrahima Koné (FC Lorient, 22, Mali)
5 goals, 9 shots of which 7 were on target
In the history of the club in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, only Patrice Loko scored as many goals as Koné in his first nine matches. Sitting sixth on the scorers chart since his arrival, the "Malian Lukaku" needed only 378 minutes to become the second-top scorer at Lorient - who have the seventh-best attack in the second half of the season (16 goals) - this season. The Lorient striker was decisive in his first appearance, finding the net 39 seconds after coming on against Lens at the beginning of February, and he scored his first brace in the big win over Les Verts last Friday (6-2), discovering the joys of scoring as a starter.
Martin Satriano (Stade Brestois 29, 21, Uruguay)
4 goals, 20 shots of which 8 were on target
"It's a good surprise", said his coach Michel Der Zakarian at the end of February. On loan from Inter Milan (4 appearances in Serie A), the young South American quickly showed his efficiency once he arrived in Finistère. "It's good to have a reactive player, who assimilates quickly," added the Breton tactician. Satriano found the net on each of his first three shots in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. A formidable success that has continued, seeing him reach four goals wit just six shots on target. Since his debut in France (R22), he has converted half of his shots into goals, like Martin Terrier (SRFC, 8 goals), Terem Moffi (FCL, 4) or Cédric Bakuambu (OM, 3), another winter recruit.
Cédric Bakambu (Olympique de Marseille, 31, DR Congo)
3 goals, 13 shots of which 6 were on target
Back in Ligue 1 Uber Eats more than seven years after his departure from Sochaux in 2014, the Marseille striker has started the last four matches on the bench (3 starts in 7 games), but he still managed to cap his last appearance at the Orange Vélodrome by scoring the decisive goal against OGC Nice (2-1, R29), one minute and 50 seconds after coming on. And this, on the occasion of his 100th Ligue 1 Uber Eats appearance, 11 years and 225 days after his first game in Sochaux. In his first OM game, Bakambu was quick to make the difference in the role of super-sub (0-2), finding the net at the Stade Bollaert in Lens only 2 minutes and 38 seconds after coming on... his trademark with OM in 2022.