Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes has attempted the most number of passes in the EFL Championship this season. His team has also attempted the most number of passes in the league. Still, the Swans have struggled to score goals and scored 11 points in 11 games. Grimes has been the main supplier of passes but the 25-years old is yet to provide an assist and score a goal.
When looking at the above stats chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar the better the performance – you can see the league average in the middle and the % is the percentile rank the player is in.
The Englishman averages 82 passes per 90 minutes and has attempted the most number of passes. The accuracy rate is 91% and one of the best in the league. Most of his passes have been forward passing and into the attacking third. The smart passes and through passes average is also above one pass per 90. There are very few crosses attempted by the midfielder and his expected assist rate per 90 is also very less when compared with the other players. His passes have caused very little trouble to the opposition and he is unable to provide an assist.
Grimes has attempted forward passes, backward passes, as well as sideways passes. His passing zones are in the middle third and has distributed the ball towards the right and left side of the pitch. A lot of passes into the opposition 18-yard box have been attempted from deep inside the midfield. The midfielder has attempted a few passes towards the left and right flank. His 36 passes have landed in the opposition box. Only two passes have landed in the opposition 6-yard box. The xT rate is also low and only one pass has a high xT. Grimes has created less threat with his passes.
The midfielder has attempted the most number of passes towards centre back Ryan Manning. The highest threat is created from passes towards left-back Jake Bidwell. The midfielder has attempted 64 passes towards him with an xT rate of 1.344. However, Grimes has attempted very few passes towards top scorer Joel Piroe. Those limited number of passes has created some threat but he has only attempted 20 passes so far this season. James Paterson is the only attacking player towards whom Grimes has attempted plenty of passes.
Matt Grimes is the highest passer of the ball in the EFL Championship and has not provided an assist for his team. Most of the passes attempted by him have linked the midfield and defence. He has attempted very few passes towards their main goal scorer Joel Piroe and other attacking players. Swansea has struggled to score goals and will look to keep their high passing rate. The team would expect more from their highest passer Matt Grimes for the rest of the season.