Angers are looking to add midfielder Jeff Reine–Adelaide from Lyon to their squad in order to bolster their midfield. Reine–Adelaide is a highly talented player who has shown a lot of promise in the French Ligue 1, and he has the potential to become one of the best midfielders in Europe. He has played 14 matches for Lyon this season. He has the technical ability to create chances from the midfield, and his ability to link up the play between the defence and attack would be a great addition to the team. He also has the physicality and speed to cover ground quickly and disrupt opposition attacks, making him a great signing for Angers. Below are some of the stats for the player from the current Ligue 1 season.
The above viz shows Jeff’s percentile rank compared to the other central midfielders in Ligue 1 in 2022/23. He has played 14 matches in the 2022–23 Ligue 1 season. He is ranked highly for contesting and winning aerial duels. The player’s ability to attack has been decent, with a fair number of expected goal contributions, and he ranks highly in terms of shots, dribbles, and touches in the penalty box per 90 minutes. He ranks extremely well in terms of passing as well. Jeff’s overall numbers are great in the league, and he ranks well in most of the stats. One of the areas where he can improve is by winning more defensive duels.
Jeff Reine likes to play possession football through the middle of the pitch. He attempts 5.08 dribbles per match, with 72.7% of them being successful. Most of his action is in the middle and final third of the pitch. His confidence and ability to keep hold of the ball are what make him worth more and are one of the reasons behind his success. He averages 4.38 progressive runs per match and makes penetrating carries into the penalty area, averaging 2.31 touches in the opponent’s penalty area. Additionally, he moves the ball around often, making 72.23 passes per 90 with 89.8% accuracy.
The above viz shows the defensive territory and various high regains of the player for Lyon in Ligue 1 2022/23. It indicates that the player is involved in a lot of defensive actions in the defensive third and makes interceptions near the defensive and middle thirds. It can be observed that he has given up a few fouls and has averaged 1.62 fouls in the current season. Overall, he has an average of 14.27 duels per 90 and a 45.6% win rate. Jeff averages 3.69 interceptions per 90 minutes and makes a lot of movement in the opposition’s half in order to put high pressure on the opposition’s midfield and final third. He makes 8.54 successful recoveries in the opposition’s half per 90.
Adelaide vs Bentaleb
The viz above compares the performances of Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Bentaleb in their respective teams. It can be observed that both players outperform each other in a few areas, but the Lyon midfielder is performing much better in terms of passing and pass accuracy. He also makes more contributions in terms of dangerous passes and progressive passes. Bentaleb performs better in terms of winning defensive duels but lacks in the air.
Overall, Jeff Reine Adelaide is a player who plays box-to-box as a midfielder, and his ability to link up play from the defence to the attack will be a boost for the Angers team. He could be an excellent addition to the squad, helping Angers beat bottom-tier opponents and avoid relegation.
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