Jamie Paterson plays as a forward for Swansea City in the Championship in England. In the 2021-22 season, he has played 17 matches for a total of 1428 minutes. The attacker had a difficult summer, as he was released by Bristol City in May and very nearly went into the current campaign without a club, but signed for Swansea on a one-year contract in August. Scoring six goals and recording four assists in 17 Championship games this team, he has been a crucial figure in elevating the Swans from relegation danger to the top half of the second-tier table.
Let’s take a look at what the stats have to say about his performance so far:
Paterson has been involved in 10 goals so far and had an amazing run in October. Only one player had a direct hand in more Championship goals than Jamie Paterson in October, with the Swansea star providing three assists and netting twice last month. So far, he has an expected goal contribution value of 5.62 in the season.
The above visual shows us the attacking and creativity metrics for Paterson this season. Most of his stats are better than the median league value, which indicates he has been performing better than most of the other players in the league. Paterson has averaged 0.35 goals per 90 minutes, with 36.84% of his shots being on target. He has also attempted 11.30 offensive duels per 90 minutes playing as a wide forward for Swansea, and also lies in the 85th percentile for the same.
Swansea have been playing in a 3-4-2-1 formation with Paterson featuring as a wide forward on the left flank. Paterson has spent the majority of his time on the pitch in the final third but has also dropped back in his half to receive the ball as well as contribute defensively to recover the possession of the ball. Paterson has also switched to the right flank at times.
Paterson operates from the left and has attempted a lot of passes in both halves. He has attempted 44.39 passes per 90 minutes with an 81.66% pass accuracy rate. The number of passes played by him indicates that Swansea have attacked more from the left side of the pitch. He has played several passes into the penalty area and has generated a very high xT from these passes.
The forward has attempted 1.92 through passes per 90 minutes and has the third-highest number of successful through passes in the league. He has completed 12 through passes out of the 27 he has attempted.
The above chart is the shot map of Paterson in the 17 matches he has played this season. He has attempted a total of 19 shots, and 10 of them were attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty area. Paterson scored four goals from inside the opposition’s penalty box and two goals from outside the box. Paterson managed to keep seven of his 19 shots on target. He has a very high conversion rate as he has scored his six goals from the seven shots on target.
The 29-year-old has arguably been one of the best free transfer signings in the EFL this year, combining extremely well with fellow summer addition Joel Piroe and appearing as one of the first names on the teamsheet under Russell Martin.