Queens Park Rangers attacking midfielder Chris Willock has been one of the top performers for his team in the EFL Championship. The 23-year-old Englishman has shown a lot of improvement from last season and has been a regular for his team. Willock has shown promise and is rated high amongst other players.
Willock has attempted the most number of dribbles in the Championship. The youngster has attempted 96 dribbles and has completed 84 dribbles. He has completed 26 dribbles more than the second-ranked player. The player attempted 16 dribbles against Barnsley and averages more than seven dribbles per 90.
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 see stats are compared with the other midfielders in the league.
The midfielder has scored two goals and provided two assists this season. He has a better goal per 90 and xG per 90 rates than most of the midfielders. The 23-years old averages more than two shots per 90 and has attempted 26 shots so far in the season. Eight shots attempted were on target and three shots were against Preston North End in the previous game. Willock has also penetrated the opposition defence and averages more than four touches per 90 in the opposition box. He has taken 51 touches inside the opposition box and is only behind three players in the standings.
Willock has operated from the left side of the attacking midfield. In the above viz we can see that he has attempted a lot of passes into the opposition box. These passes include a mixture of crosses, forward, backward and sideways passes. Willock has attempted 48 crosses this season and 23 of them have been successful. He has attempted seven crosses each against Barnsley, Bristol City and Preston. The expected assist rate is 1.44 for the season and he has two assists to his name. He has attempted 57 passes towards Ilias Chair.
Willock has received most of his passes in the middle third and towards the left-hand side. He has also operated in the other parts of the midfield and received around 20 passes in the opposition box. Most of the passes received by him are in the opposition half.
The shot map of Willock shows that his goals were scored from the centre of the goal. One goal is scored from inside the opposition box and one from outside. He has attempted 26 shots and half of them have been attempted from outside the opposition 18-yard box. The shot accuracy is 31 % for the midfielder. In his previous match, he attempted four shots and three were on target.
Willock is one of the top performers in the league when we look at his attacking stats. The player has been the best dribbler in the league and has taken a lot of touches in the opposition box. The player has been a crucial part of his side and his performances have helped QPR in starting the season well.