Carlton Morris made a move from Barnsley to Luton Town at the start of the season after his team got relegated from the EFL Championship. The 27-year-old was a part of Norwich City’s youth system and has experience playing in the EFL League One, League Two, and the Scottish Premiership as well. Now the striker has reached the peak years of his career and is delivering performances for his new club. He is their top goal scorer and is leading their charge to make it into the playoffs. We now look at some of the player’s stats that show how Morris is performing this season.
First season at Luton
Carlton Morris has made 28 appearances in the EFL Championship for Luton Town this season. He has scored 11 goals in his debut season for the club and has provided five assists. The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player in comparison with other centre-forwards in the EFL Championship. By looking at the pizza chart, it can be observed that Morris has a high percentile rank mostly for the attacking stats shown above. Apart from this, the player attempts more passes than most of the strikers and also contests a few aerial duels. His overall performances are the reason why he has the highest goal contribution for Luton Town this season.
The Englishman has developed his skills for putting the ball in the back of the net. He averages 2.41 shots per 90 minutes this season and has an accuracy rate of 42.4%. Of the 11 goals scored, ten have come from inside the opposition penalty box. His average touches inside the opposition penalty box average at 3.77 per 90 minutes. One of the key observations in the above viz is the side where he has scored the goals. Carlton Morris has scored goals towards the left of the goalkeeper. He has scored ten goals towards that particular side.
The 27-year-old likes to make the most of the progressive runs from the left side of the field of play. Carlton Morris averages 1.02 progressive runs and attempts 3.64 dribbles per 90 minutes with a 49.4% success rate. By looking at the ball progression viz, it can be observed that the striker has experienced a high success rate for dribbles on the right side but has struggled a bit on the left side. However, most of the dribbles have been attempted on the left side. The striker has also won 25 fouls for his side, with a few coming just outside the penalty box.
Last season at Barnsley
The 27-year-old striker spent the last season at Barnsley. He made 28 appearances for his side and scored seven goals along with three assists. Barnsley struggled in the Championship and were eventually relegated at the end of the 2021-22 season. This is one of the reasons why Morris has a high percentile rank in the defensive stats. Once again, his percentile rank for passes per 90 minutes is high.
Carlton Morris had an average of 2.05 goals, with an accuracy rate of 46.4%. All goals were scored from inside the penalty box. His average touch inside the penalty box per 90 minutes was 2.89.
Carlton Morris is now the main goalscorer for Luton Town. Therefore, the 1×2 odds will have a direct impact on his inclusion in the team. The odds will be low whenever Luton Town faces a weaker opposition. In case the player gets injured, then the odds for Luton Town would automatically increase. As for the over/under lines, the over rates will thrive but have lower odds. This is because the player is capable of scoring goals, so the rates would be lower.
Luton Town will be happy with the kind of display that Morris has shown in his first season at the club. He is their top performer and has led his team from the front. He is also in contention to become the top goal scorer in the league. The 27-year-old will look to stay at the top of his game and help his side get closer to promotion.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine