Rodrigo Muniz signed for Fulham from Brazilian club Flamingo in the summer. The centre forward is yet to start a match for the Cottagers but has made eight substitute appearances for his new club. The 20-years old player has already made his mark after coming off the bench and has given some impressive performances.
The young Brazilian has spent 164 minutes on the pitch and has scored three goals for Fulham. He has attempted nine shots towards the opponent’s goal and created an expected goal rate of 1.37. Muniz has taken 12 touches inside the opposition penalty box and has attempted three dribbles. He has contested 13 aerial duels and made one recovery in the opposition half.
The above viz represents the shots taken by Muniz in the eight games played. He has attempted nine shots and all the shots have been taken from inside the opposition penalty box. The player has scored on three occasions and his five shots have been on target so far. Muniz was very productive against Blackburn Rovers as he scored two goals in the match. He attempted three shots and two shots were on target.
The 20-year-old has spent very little time on the pitch. The most time that he spent on the pitch was 41 minutes in the match against Reading. He has shown decent form with the minutes he got on the pitch, and has the highest goals per 90 rate in the league. He also leads the chart for the expected goal rate per 90. Aleksander Mitrovic’s form has minimized the game time of the youngster. The Serbian has already scored 20 goals and looking at his current form, it is impossible to bench him. Fulham plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation, and it is difficult for the manager to play two players in the striker’s position.
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 attacking and creativity stats chart represents the data in comparison to the other strikers in the Championship. Muniz has a very high percentile rank in goals per 90, expected goals per 90, shots per 90, and headed shots per 90. He also averages high when we look at the touches taken by the player inside the opposition’s box. The player averages less for the dribbles attempted and the offensive duels contested in the league.
Rodrigo Muniz has impacted a lot after coming off the bench in eight matches. The player has proven to be an attacking threat and has contributed towards scoring goals. Scott Parker’s team have scored the most number of goals in the Championship and he has made very few changes to the starting XI. The chances of Muniz starting a game are low due to the form of striker Mitrovic, but he can make more substitute appearances in the future.