Ben Brereton Diaz has scored 10 goals already for Blackburn Rovers this season and is the joint top scorer in the 2021/22 EFL Championship season along with Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic. He has been playing on the left side of the attack for the Rovers and has been on the scoresheet for almost all games. In this post, we will have a look at the stats of Brereton Diaz in the 2021/22 EFL Championship season.
Blackburn Rovers are currently on 8th in the EFL Championship standings with 16 points from 11 games and just two points away from a top-six spot. They have scored 19 goals in the Championship, and Brereton Diaz has scored 10 of them. He has been their main man and best player so far this season. The left attacker has the second-highest xG creation in the division with 8.050 and has managed to overachieve it by scoring 10 goals.
Brereton has taken the second-most shots among all players (38) and has the third-highest shots on target with 18. His goal conversion with his shots has been the best in the division as he is the joint top scorer along with Mitrovic. He has managed to be the main man for Toy Mowbray’s squad and will hope to be in the hunt for the Golden Boot this season.
Brereton Diaz’s shot map for the eleven games shows that he has been a real presence in the box. Despite playing on the left-hand side of attack, he has managed to take shots and core goals from all different kinds of positions in the box, like a proper number nine, would do. Instead, their central striker Tyrhys Dolan has only scored two goals and given one assist in his eleven appearances and the team has been relying on the Chilean for their goals.
The above viz is the attacking dashboard for Brereton which show the various attacking stats produced by him. The black line shows the average of the particular stat for all players in the championship. For example, in terms of Headed Shots-per 90, he has been better than 75% of the players. It is clearly visible that the Chilean Winger/Striker has been better than most of the players in almost all of the attacking stats given above.
The 22-year-old’s heat map clearly shows that he has been putting in the hard work by showing his presence all over the football pitch. He has been contributing in the defensive phase by pressing from upfront and has been covering back in defence against certain opponents. The Chilean can put in his claim to be one of the best players in the division so far this season, and he is the only reason that the Rovers are challenging to finish in the top-six.
Blackburn Rovers will hope that the striker is able to keep up his scoring for in the coming weeks, to keep their challenge for the top six spot going for the club, and his challenge for the Golden Boot of the Championship will also gain strength if he keeps on scoring the way he has this season.