Nottingham Forest have risen to 13th position in the 2021-22 EFL Championship standings after being in decent form and the appointment of Steve Cooper as their new manager. They have 22 points in their 17 games, with their only loss being a 0-4 defeat at Fulham. Before that game, Forest were on a run where they won five games out of six. Across that period, they changed their fate from being in and out of the relegation zone, to the midway position in the table. In their most recent game, they defeated Preston North End 3-0. In this post, we will look at some of Nottingham’s stats, shot maps, and attacking dashboards of a couple of crucial attacking players.
Forest have been decent in attack and defense across the season and have a goal difference of +1 at the moment. They have scored 23 goals and conceded 22 and have an accumulated xG of 19.43, which they have overachieved.
Lewis Grabban has been their top scorer in the league with eight goals. He has scored seven of these goals in this 10-game run for Forest and has been their best player. Brennan Johnson, the 20-year-old Welsh sensation, has so far showcased his talent and has provided three goals and four assists for Forest. We will also have a look at these players’ attacking dashboards and shot maps.
The above viz is the attacking dashboard for Brennan Johnson for this season. The black line in the viz shows the average of the particular stat or all players in the Championship. He has been one of the best players in the division in terms of attacking, considering that in all of the above stats, the Welsh player is better than average.
Brennan Johnson’s shot map shows that he has been showing his presence inside the penalty area this season, scoring three goals from inside the box. He has taken almost all of his shots from inside the box. He has been a versatile player for Forest this season and has featured in multiple different roles and positions. His preferred role is that of a right-winger, but he can play in any of the front six or seven positions for his team if needed.
The above viz is the attacking dashboard for Lewis Grabban. He has been below average in stats like duels and dribbles but has been better than most players in the remaining stats. He has scored eight goals this season, with seven of them under new manager Steve Cooper.
Grabban’s shot map shows that he likes to take his shots from inside the box and has scored seven from that area. He rarely takes shots from long range but still has a goal from outside the box. Both Grabban and Johnson have been instrumental in the resurgence of Nottingham Forest’s season under Steve Cooper. They will hope to continue the same form in the coming games, and will hope to enter the top-10 soon.