Seko Fofana plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club Lens. Born in France, he represents the Ivory Coast national team. He has scored four times and has four assists after 26 matches in 2022/2023. With Lens currently in third place, they have high hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. The team has found its form once more after a turbulent start to the new year. The midfielder has made a huge impact on the team’s gameplay in the midfield by providing a constant passing option and helping his side win duels in the middle of the park. With Lens currently sitting in third place in Ligue 1, they have a good shot at climbing into the top two. Lens are currently two points behind second-place Marseille. We now look at some of the stats presenting the players’ contributions to Lens this season.
In addition to netting goals, the 27-year-old has the mindset to create scoring opportunities for others. The above viz shows the shot assists delivered by Seko Fofana in the current Ligue 1 campaign. He has recorded two assists thus far with an xA value of 2.08. It can be observed that some of the key passes are directed into the penalty box, while the others have been a few layoffs and crosses from the final third. Currently, he averages 0.78 shot assists per 90 minutes in Ligue 1.
As an attacking midfielder, one of the Frenchman’s main responsibilities is to create spaces for his team to attack. He advances with the ball into dangerous areas centrally by performing successful dribbles and making progressive runs from the final and middle thirds. On average, he attempts 3.61 dribbles per match (51.5% success rate) along with 2.75 progressive runs. He also does well at delivering crosses into the penalty box, averaging 1.79 crosses per match.
Numbers from last season
Overall, Seko Fofana’s presence in midfield has been vital to Lens’ success this season. His creativity, work rate, leadership, and experience have contributed to the team’s impressive performance. If Lens is to continue their strong form and challenge for the Ligue 1 top four, they will need Fofana to continue playing at his best.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine