Adrien Truffert is a French professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Ligue 1 club Rennes. He has been a vital part of the Rennes team this season. The French youngster has been a key contributor on the left flank for Rennes, offering them a great attacking option. Truffert‘s defensive ability is also impressive, as he is capable of providing vital interceptions and tackles to break up opposition attacks. Truffert is a natural winger who is comfortable playing either out wide or centrally. His versatility and skill make him an excellent asset for Rennes. Additionally, he is a great dribbler, capable of creating chances for himself and others. His pace and agility make him an effective presence on the left side of the pitch. We now look at some of the stats for the player as a left-back for Rennes in Ligue 1.
Adrien Truffert in Ligue 1 – last two seasons
The above pizza charts present his percentile rank versus other left-backs in Ligue 1 for 2022–23 and 2021–22, respectively. He appeared in 30 matches in the 2021/22 season for Rennes in their domestic campaign and was menacing in terms of going forward, having scored three goals and provided two assists in the league. He has played 24 matches for Rennes in the current season and has already provided six assists, but has a lower rank in attacking departments than in his 2021/22 season. Truffert has shown significant improvement in winning aerial and defensive duels and has also bettered himself in terms of making accurate passes. He ranks in the top 95 percentile among left-backs in Ligue 1 for successful aerial duels in the 2022–23 season.
Passing and positioning
Adrien Truffert covers the entire left flank of the pitch as a left-back. The visual above portrays the player’s pass map from the current season. Looking at the passing aspect of his game, Truffert passes the ball roughly 50.23 times per match with a pass completion rate of 84%. He also makes 1.88 passes into the penalty area each game, which leads to chances being created. Truffert is a great passer, capable of making accurate passes in dangerous areas. He has the ability to pick out teammates in space and provide them with the opportunity to create chances by making 4.36 passes to the final third per 90 minutes. His crosses are dangerous and accurate, and his vision is excellent.
Creating and assisting
Adrien Truffert is an offensive-minded left-back, which makes him a very valuable asset for the team. His tendency to attempt dribbles in the final third causes damage to the opponent. The above viz shows the player’s winger actions and shot assists from the current season. It can be observed that most of his intensity is on the left flank of the middle and final third, from where he attempts to dribble or delivers a deep or even short cross into the box. Currently, he attempts 1.83 dribbles per match with a 52.8% success rate. Furthermore, his tendency to take crosses and his ability to deliver them are also demonstrated by the 1.93 crosses he attempts per game with 39.5% accuracy.
He has provided four assists for Rennes this term and has a total xA of 1.71. From the shot assist viz. above, it can be observed that most of the chances he created were through cutbacks or through passes into the box. Overall, the player averages 0.05 shot assists per match and has played a major role in creating big chances.
Truffert‘s defensive ability is also impressive. He is adept at tracking back and helping his team defend, as well as providing an outlet to start counterattacks. The above viz shows the defensive territory of the 20-year-old French left-back. It indicates that Truffert is involved in a lot of defensive actions in the defensive and middle thirds. Being a fullback, he covers an entire flank of the field in terms of his defensive territory. Overall, he has a win percentage of 65.6% for defensive duels and contests 8.12 on average. Additionally, he takes part in 3.12 aerial duels per 90, winning 65.1% of them. He also makes interceptions inside the box as well as in his defensive third. Adrien makes 5.0 interceptions and 9.74 recoveries per match, of which 31.8% are in the opponent’s half.
Overall, Truffert has been a great asset for Rennes on the left flank. His attacking and defensive abilities have been invaluable for the team, and he has been able to offer a great attacking option. His movement and passing ability have been key in creating chances, while his defensive contribution has been a valuable asset for his team when defending. Rennes are currently in fifth place in Ligue 1, and Truffert will be keen to help his side finish in the top four at the end of the season.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine