Hull City occupy the 20th position on the EFL Championship points table. The Tigers have the third-worst attack in the entire division. Only Barnsley and Peterborough United have scored fewer goals. However, one attacker who has clearly been shining for Hull this season is Keane Lewis-Potter. He helped Hull win promotion from League One in the previous season and may help them avoid relegation this season. So far, he has scored eight goals and provided three assists.
Shown above is the heat map of Keane Lewis-Potter this campaign. The 21-year-old has primarily played on the left wing this season. Hence, it is no surprise to see him involved on the left flank in the final third. But he has also been effective on the right wing on a few occasions, as seen with the light shade of yellow. Usually, he dribbles past defenders into the penalty box from the left flank. As a result, he has drawn the second-most fouls of any Hull player this season, behind only George Honeyman.
As seen in the above shot map, all but one of Keane Lewis-Potter’s eight goals this season have come from inside the box. But he has tended to shoot a lot more from outside the box. Hence his shot accuracy has been only 34.5%, but as a young man, he will learn with experience where to shoot in the future. Lewis-Potter has also missed at least five big goal-scoring opportunities this season from inside the box. So, he should have had 13 to 14 goals to his name by now. Having taken 87 shots so far this season, he has scored a goal every 10.875 shots.
Given in the above visual are the pass sonar, xT timeline, and xT map of Keane Lewis-Potter. The 21-year-old is Hull’s primary threat creator, particularly from the left flank. But he can also do the same from the right wing, as shown in the map. He frequently creates an xT value of 0.5 or greater throughout a match, and on a few occasions, he exceeds 1.0. His highest threat creation score has been just before halftime and full time, making him the go-to man for threat creation in crucial stages of a match.
Keane Lewis-Potter’s performances for Hull City may help them stave off relegation. He has been tracked by a few Premier League clubs, but he needs to perform like this or better for one more season at Hull before moving on for bigger things.