Ryan Cherki PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Ryan Cherki is an exciting young prospect from Lyon who has already made a big impact in the French top division. He has appeared in 17 matches for Lyon in Ligue 1 2022/23. The Frenchman has been praised for his creativity, technical ability, and overall attacking prowess. His performance on the pitch has attracted the attention of PSG, who are looking to secure his services. He is a player who can play anywhere in the midfield, from a more advanced role as a playmaker to a deeper midfield role as a central midfielder. He is an excellent dribbler, has a great eye for a pass, and is also a good finisher. He has great vision, which would be a great asset to PSG‘s attack. Below are some of his stats for Lyon in Ligue 1. 

Overall performance this season

Ryan Cherki PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Ryan usually plays as an attacking or central midfielder. The viz above shows the percentile rank of the player’s stats compared to other attacking midfielders in Ligue 1 for the 2022–23 season. He has played 17 matches for his club and has performed extremely well in terms of his attacking performance. He ranks in the top 92.3 percentile for shots, dribbles, and entries in the opposition’s penalty area per 90 minutes. He also fares well when it comes to maintaining possession, as he ranks in the top 84.6 percentile for passes received per 90. He has also managed to find success in aerial duels but has lacked the skill to win defensive duels.

Ryan’s performance last season

Ryan Cherki PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Ryan played a total of 16 matches for Lyon in the 2021/22 Ligue 1 campaign. He performed extremely well as a midfielder and proved his maturity on the pitch when it came to keeping possession of the ball. It can be seen that Cherki performed well in the department of maintaining possession as well as contributing decently to attacking stats. He was also in much better form in terms of winning defensive duels in the 2021/22 season as compared to his current campaign.

Based on his performances for Lyon in the last two seasons, it can be said that he could provide PSG with an extra creative spark in the attacking third. He is also a hard worker and can be a great asset defensively as well. 

Progressive play

Ryan Cherki PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Ryan is a young player with maturity beyond his years. His ability to create a threat in an attack is what makes him extremely valuable. The above viz shows the progressive passes made by Cherki in the current season. The Frenchman makes 42.32 passes on average per 90, with a completion rate of 80.7%. It can be seen that he makes many forward passes, averaging 11.29 per match, and makes 3.81 passes to the final third per 90 minutes, next to 5.22 passes into the penalty area.

From the flanks

Ryan Cherki PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Ryan Cherki likes to play football through the middle of the pitch, and he uses the right flank to create most of the danger. He attempts 11.43 dribbles per match, with 48.1% of them being successful. Most of his action is in the middle and final third of the pitch. His confidence and ability to advance the ball are what make him worth more and are one of the reasons behind his success. The player has an average of 5.22 touches in the penalty area per 90. Additionally, he makes 7.19 progressive runs on average along with 4.23 crosses per 90 minutes.

Cherki vs Soler

Ryan Cherki PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Cherki would most likely replace Soler at PSG. The above viz is a comparison between both players. It can be seen that Ryan is performing better in departments such as xG contribution, shots, and dribbles. Soler has the upper hand in terms of goal contributions. Ryan is making more progressive passes per 90 as compared to Soler and also performs better in terms of winning duels. Overall, Ryan is much younger and provides extra intensity in the middle of the park.

In conclusion, Ryan Cherki is a highly talented young player who can bring a lot to PSG‘s attack. He has the creativity, technical ability, and vision to help unlock defences and create chances for the likes of Neymar and Mbappe. He is also a hard worker and can be an asset defensively as well. His presence in PSG‘s midfield would be a huge boost and could help them challenge for titles both domestically and in the Champions League.

Visuals via TFA data viz engine