This week’s team contains the most influential players based on our scoring-statistics in round 24 of the Eredivisie. We selected the players with the most goal involvements in every position.
Involved in goal = a player had one or more touches in the possession moment in which his team scored. If multiple players were tied for a spot in the team, we looked at goals, assists and key passes (in that order).
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– Number 12 in the league FC Emmen is the biggest supplier this week after their 4-2 win over Willem II. Man of the Match Sergio Pena is accompanied by teammates Glenn Bijl and Luka Adzic.
– Both Adzic and FC Utrecht’s Jonas Arweiler made their first team debuts as substitutes this week, while still being involved in 2 goals.
– Sergio Pena is the best performer this week; with one goal and three assists he was involved in every FC Emmen goal.
– There were multiple goalkeepers with one goal involvement this weekend, but Heracles Almelo’s Janis Blaswich was the only one with an assist (1-0 win over reigning champions Ajax).
– Surprisingly, this season’s record for most goal involvements in one match is held by a goalkeeper. Xavier Mous was involved in every PEC Zwolle goal in their 6-2 win over ADO Den Haag in round 6.
– The list of total goal involvements this season is dominated by a deadly Ajax trio. Dusan Tadic (41), Hakim Ziyech (35), and Quincy Promes (33) lead the way. Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis (32) is following closely.
– In the traditional Big 5 leagues, only 4 players surpass Tadic in total goal involvement: Jadon Sancho (46), Robert Lewandowski (44), Kevin de Bruyne (43), and Angel di Maria (42).
– Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is also Europe’s best performer when it comes to goal involvements per 90 minutes played (2.19). The only other player who averages more than 2 goal involvements per match is PSG’s Neymar (2.07).
Below you will find the top 10 of Eredivisie players per position who have the most goal involvements:
ORTEC Sports Tactic Tree
The ORTEC Sports Team of the Week is released every Monday and will present the best performing players on a specific aspect of the Tactic Tree. The Tactic Tree is used to categorize statistics into the two main stages of a game: ‘being in possession’ and the counterpart ‘possession opponent’, both divided into 4 subcategories.
Every week we pick one statistic that is used in a subcategory and based on that statistic the best scoring players on each position will be presented in the team of the week.