Stoke City are currently in the 15th position in the EFL Championship League. One of their main performers in this campaign has been Jacob Brown. He is the only Stoke City player to have netted double figures in goals so far this season. This has been his career-best season. His previous best season was with Barnsley in the 2018-19 League One season.
Seen above is the ranking of Jacob Brown’s attacking performances relative to the rest of the league. Brown is scoring at a rate of 0.33 goals per game which ranks him in the upper quartile. He is slightly outperforming his xG output of 0.3 goals per game. He has taken only two shots per game, but 40% of them ended up being on target. He also generates 0.15 xG per shot taken. He attempts around three dribbles and completes a whopping 81% of them.
The above visual shows the shot map of Jacob Brown. Only one out of Jacob Brown’s 10 goals for Stoke City this season has come from outside the box. However, he has also missed quite a few big chances, as seen by the big red circles closer to the six-yard box. He should have netted an additional three or four goals by now to be at 13 or 14 goals for the season. Brown has taken 63 shots so far this season, meaning he has taken 6.3 shots for every goal he has scored. He is also shooting far riskier chances, so he should be more careful where to shoot from and when.
Given above are the pass sonar, xT timeline, and xT map of Jacob Brown for Stoke City this season. As seen in the xT timeline, Brown is not the primary threat creator for Stoke City this season. Occasionally, he does go over 0.5 in xT generated. His highest xT value has come towards the end of the game. The xT map of Jacob Brown shows that he has created some threats in and around the penalty box of the opponents. Otherwise, he relies on his teammates to create chances for him.
Jacob Brown has been the go-to man for the goals at Stoke City this season. But he needs support from his teammates, and he too should take responsibility for finishing a lot more chances. Brown and his teammates will hope to finish the season on a strong note for Stoke City.