Jordan Zemura has started in the left-back position in every match for AFC Bournemouth this season in the EFL Championship. Diego Rico departed for Real Sociedad in the summer meant that the Cherries had to look for someone to fill in the spot. Zemura only featured in two league games last season after signing from Charlton Athletic. He is a regular part of the Bournemouth defence and has contributed towards Bournemouth rise to the top.
When looking at the above chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar the better the performance – you can see the league average in the middle and the % is the percentile rank the player is in.
The youngster has been one of the best-attacking full-backs in the Championship. Zemura has scored two goals and both goals in the same match against Barnsley. He is one of the top-scoring defenders whose xG rate is 1.45. A total of seven shots have been attempted by the Zimbabwean and three shots were on target.
If we look at the above viz we will see that his percentile rank is high amongst every defender in the Championship. He averages more than two touches in the opposition box in a single match and also contests around eight offensive duels.
This is Diego Rico’s stats from last season and it looks like that he has created fewer chances and scored fewer goals. Rico was more of a defensive full-back and Zemura is more attacking than the Spaniard.
Jordan Zemura has received more than ten passes inside the opposition box. He has received an almost equal amount of passes inside his own half and in the opposition half. All of the attempts towards the goal have been from the left side only. These passes also include four smart passes and five through passes.
Zemura has attempted sideways passes, forward passes and backward passes. He has landed a lot of balls in the opposition box and some of the balls have also landed in the opposition 6-yard box. His most threatening passes have been the two passes inside the opposition 6-yard box. The left-back has mostly featured from his favourite side and his passes have been attempted from that side.
Jordan Zemura is not involved in a lot of defensive actions for Bournemouth. He has made 95 recoveries and 28 recoveries have been made in the opposition half. The left-back is ranked high for recovery rate in the opposition half. Zemura has made 42 interceptions but his interception rate is low if we look at the other defenders. He has contested fewer duels and his win % is less than most of the other players.
The Zimbabwean has created more attacking threats and has been involved in a lot of attacking actions this season. He has looked impressive going forward but is involved in fewer defensive actions. Zemura and his teammates have kept five clean sheets and will look to continue their good run in the season.