Assessing Rafael Leao’s drop in form for Milan

Milan star man Rafael Leao has experienced a severe dip in form this season as he is struggling to get the goals and is also failing to creating them. 

Statistics produced by Comparisonator via TMW present us with data comparing Leao’s last season’s exploits from the first ten matchdays with this campaign’s outcome for the similar term. The Portuguese continues to be undisputable starter for Stefano Pioli’s side as the Italian manager will hope that his key man shrugs off this drop in form soon and return to brilliancy.

The outcome of the 24-year-old’s first ten Serie A matches is fairly good as he has recorded three goals and four assists but to everyone’s dismay, he is without a single goal or an assist in the Champions League. Last season, he went off to a flying start, netting four times and registering five assists in the first ten matchdays of the league, plus picking up 3 assists in Europe. 

The most striking point concerning Leao is that his attacking stats apart from goals and assists have gone down as compared to last season. He has participated less in actions leading to a goal (1.01 on average every 90′ compared to 1.28 in the first ten days of the last season), brought home fewer dribbles (4.65 successful in average against 6.06), scoring opportunities have more than halved (1.13 against 2.8). passing statistics are diminishing (successful ones are 18.23 on average per 90 minutes versus 20.63 last season). 

From the above statistics, it is clear that Rafael Leao has failed to abide by his expectations this term but considering the quality of the player, Milan can only hope that their star man surges to form soon and give them the momentum they need. 

 

Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN

 

 

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