Jonathan Clauss, ultra-decisive defender
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Jimmy Cabot, forward, all!
Jimmy Cabot is not as decisive as Jonathan Clauss. But for Angers, it is just as precious. This season, the former Lorientais is quite simply the Ligue 1 player who progresses the most with the ball, in terms of distance (4.28 km) but also forward (2.65 km). Moreover, he is also the second player with the most overlaps behind Kylian Mbappé, and the second player most often penetrating the last third of the opposing field behind Lensois Seko Fofana. Astonishing.
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Hugo Ekitike, big danger
Among the players capable of making the most of the balls against the opposing goal, Hugo Ekitike is a sacred phenomenon. Statistically, the nugget of Reims has 1.8 “expected goals” since the start of the season. Clearly, with the game situations in which he found himself, the attacker “should” have scored only two goals (rounding) in 2021-2022. In reality, however, the Rémois has scored five times. In other words, the 19-year-old does not need to find himself in the most favorable positions to hit the mark. No other Ligue 1 player has a higher ratio (actual goals / expected goals) than his.
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Benjamin André, the wall
He is one of the most reliable players in our league. Passed by Ajaccio and Rennes, Benjamin André is preparing to complete his tenth consecutive season in the skin of a holder in Ligue 1. And at 31 years old, the midfielder still shines in his favorite field: recovery. Since the start of this exercise, the Lille has scratched 140 balls in 13 matches played. Or more than 10 per game. Essential for LOSC.
Benjamin Bourigeaud, the caviar distributor
Benjamin Bourigeaud has “only” four assists this season. The total is quite honorable. But it does not say everything about the ability of the Rennais to find his teammates close to the zone of truth. Because the former RC Lens player also sent 45 passes that brought a shot. That’s at least six more than any other player in the league. Bourigeaud is also the one who made the most passes in the opposing area, excluding set pieces, alongside Franck Honorat and Cengiz Ünder. A real asset for Gaëtan Laborde, Martin Terrier or Kamaldeen Sulemana.
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