21-year old Jordan Zemura scored his first goals in professional football for Bournemouth when he scored a brace in their win against Barnsley in the EFL Championship.
Zemura had an impressive game for Bournemouth as headed most of the charts for attacking actions. Being a left-back, he had a high expected goal value of 0.67 after he scored two goals and made continuous attempts on goal from the left flank. He attempted more shots on goal and also attempted more dribbles than any other player on the pitch. While he was busy attacking he also completed his duties as a defender as he made six recoveries in the opposition half. He also completed the most number of passes into the final third. The stats depict that Zemura is a type of a left-back who likes to dribble the ball into the opposition’s half and has a very direct approach towards goal.
Jordan Zemura attempted three shots on goal and had two of these shots on target. He had a high conversion rate as he scored from both his shots on target. He recorded a high xG as he was involved in the most number of attacking actions as mentioned above. It was a dominant performance from Bournemouth and Barnsley failed to attack their goal. This gave complete freedom to Zemura to play higher up the pitch as they enjoyed the majority of the possession of the ball. In the previous game he has played this season, he was able to pose a threat on the defence with his dribbling skills but failed to make the right cross into the box.
Zemura was involved in a lot of passes with his teammates and was fed the ball frequently from his midfielders. The more number of passes on the left indicate him linking up with the wide forward as well as the midfielders. Zemura loves to make overlapping runs into the final third of the pitch while trying to put in crosses into the box. Zemura attempted five crosses throughout the match and posed a threat to the Barnsley defence with some of those crosses. The first goal that Zemura scored was because of an overlapping run behind the Barnsley defence as he swept the ball into the net.
Jordan Zemura looked to link up well with his midfielders as he received 67 passes from his teammates and 24 of these passes were from the attacking midfielders. He received the most number of passes from Lloyd Kelly who was playing as a left centre back.
The attack-minded left-back will be hoping he can continue to impress and keep the goals coming as he looks to continue to hold down the spot as a regular starter on the left-hand side of defence. His latest performance will only further fix his spot in the side and shows that he is ready to play at this level as Bournemouth look to make a return to the Premier League.