Wissam Ben Yedder

Wissam Ben Yedder Remains a Clinical Striker

Wissam Ben Yedder Remains a Clinical Striker

Publish on 02/13 at 21:30 - E. RAZO


Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder remains one of the top scorers in Ligue 1. He's currently tied for second (11 goals) with Olympique Lyonnais' Alexandre Lacazette in the goal-scoring race.

Ben Yedder has scored more than ten goals for the ninth consecutive Ligue 1 season. The 33-year-old's impressive streak started with Toulouse FC from 2012 to 2016 and has continued with Monaco since 2019.

The Monaco star also boasts the largest positive margin between his actual goals scored and his expected goals (xG), with 11 goals compared to an xG of 5.7. This statistic is clear evidence of his outstanding precision in front of goal.

Another fascinating stat that showcases the precision of the Monaco star is this: since the start of this season, none of the players who've scored at least five goals have had fewer shots on target than him.

The veteran goal scorer has consistently maintained a positive goal-scoring margin, so it's not just limited to this season. 

Ever since joining Monaco in 2019, Ben Yedder has netted 93 goals while having an xG of 75.5, giving him a favorable differential of +17.5. During his tenure with Le Rouge et Blanc, he's outperformed other top goal scorers like Kylian Mbappé (+16.5) and Martin Terrier (+14.7).

Ben Yedder's performance this season further solidifies his status as a top-tier attacker. He's managed to convert an impressive 35 percent of his shots on target this campaign, marking his highest conversion rate in a top-flight season.

Among the players who have scored at least five goals, only Brest's Kamory Doumbia (with five goals at a 50 percent conversion rate) and PSG's Randal Kolo Muani (with five goals at a 42 percent conversion rate) boast a higher percentage than Ben Yedder.

Throughout his tenure with Monaco, Ben Yedder is at a 29.2 percent conversion rate, outperforming the likes of Lacazette, Elye Wahi (24 percent), Kevin Volland (23 percent), Mauro Icardi (22 percent), Jonathan David (21.5 percent), Mbappé and Alexis Sánchez (21 percent), Neymar Jr. (20.6 percent), Terem Moffi (20.3 percent). 



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