Team of the Week – Europe #16

Team of the Week – Europe #16

Jan 18, 2021 | News, Team of the Week

This Team of the Week consists of the all stats from the Big Five minus Spain’s La Liga, as they did not have matches over the weekend. The team is made up of the players with the highest amount of passes completed on the opponents half, where their pass completion % on the opponents half was the tiebreak in case of a tie.

Without further ado, These players are last weekends best passers on the opponents half according to our build-up statistics:

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– Manchester City provides the most players for our team from their squad with 4 players. This is followed up by Olympique Marseille who provides 2 players.

– The best scoring player this week is Lille OSC’s midfielder: Boubakary Soumaré. Soumaré completed 68 passes total on the opponent’s half, which is 91% of his total pass attempts on the opponent’s half.

– The pass completion rate on the opponent’s half of this team is exceptionally high. The lowest % is still 82% for the teams center mid Fernandinho. The highest pass completion rate however belongs to the right center back John Stones who completed 98% of his passes on the opponent’s half.

– The goalkeeper was selected as the player who made the most saves on goal attempts without letting any ball through. This week this was Alexandre Oukidja from FC Metz.

– We can also look at attempted passes on the opponent half. The midfielder of the Team of the Week Boubakary Soumaré scored highest here too with 75 passes attempted.

– Another statistic we can focus on is attempted passes own half. The highest scorer in the Big 5 leagues this week was Edmond Faycal Tapsoba of Bayer Leverkusen with 93 passes. 

When we look at the whole season, the following players lead the way in the French, German, Italian and English leagues for completed passes on the opponent half:





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Marco Verratti

Paris Saint Germain



Andrew Robertson





Manchester City



Jordan Henderson




Steven N’Zonzo

Stade Rennais FC



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.