Middlesbrough have been one of the best teams since the arrival of Michael Carrick. The former Manchester United midfielder has taken Boro from a mid-table side to a qualification contender. Since his arrival, a few players have found their touch in the EFL Championship. One such player is their on-loan signing, Aaron Ramsey, from Aston Villa. The 20-year-old is a future English prospect and is making a name for himself in the second division. Ramsey has already played for Norwich City in the EFL Championship, and this is his second spell in this division. This loan spell is turning out to be a success, and we further look at some of the stats of the player that show why he is so highly rated in England.
A creative wide forward
Aaron Ramsey is an attacking midfielder who can play on either flank. He has featured in 22 matches for Middlesbrough, with 15 coming off the bench. Ramsey has just played 44% of Middlesbrough’s total available minutes in the EFL Championship. Despite playing fewer minutes in the league, he has a decent percentile. The pizza chart shows that Ramsey has a decent percentile rank in goal contributions, passing accuracy, receiving passes, and making entries into the opposition penalty box. The heatmap shows that Ramsey has featured mostly on the left side and has sometimes taken positions on the right flank. He averages 3.23 touches inside the opposition’s penalty box per 90 minutes.
The creative side
Aaron Ramsey is a young skilful player who has carried Middlesbrough’s attack down the left flank as well as the right flank. He averages 3.03 dribbles (47.7% success rate) and 2.13 progressive runs per 90 minutes. The 20-year-old likes to stretch the opposition’s defence and has often penetrated the box by attempting dribbles on these wider sides.
The youngster has decent stats in passing the ball to his teammates. He has three assists to his name this season. Aaron Ramsey attempts 35.96 passes per 90 minutes and has an 83.7% accuracy rate. These include 2.48 passes to the opposition penalty box and have an accuracy rate of 52.8%. From these passes, he has provided 17 shot assists. A few of these shot assists came from the left side and a few from the right side.
One of the key contributions that Ramsey has made this season is by scoring five goals in the season. The youngster has taken 18 shots and has an accuracy rate of 55.6%. He has a good conversion and accuracy rate. The above xG map shows that Ramsey likes to take his shots from in front of the opposition’s goal. He has taken fewer shots from wide positions.
Aaron Ramsey is getting decent gametime for Boro this season. He has scored and created goals this season. This means that Ramsey will have a slight effect on the odds rate for Middlesbrough. His inclusion in the team will lower the odds rate when Boro plays against a weaker team.
The youngster is showing his creativity on the field for Boro this season. He has scored and created goals for Michael Carrick’s team. Ramsey scored a brace in Middlesbrough’s 5-0 win over Reading last weekend. He will look to contribute more goals and play in the English Premier League next season.
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