#17 | Kevin De Bruyne - 2021/22 Performances

city warrior

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His recent performances have been nowhere near good enough to justify a starting place imo.

People were slaughtering Sterling on here for performances better than Kev has turned in this week. He gets a very easy ride from fans and media pundits/writers.
Sterling performances were way worse. He did everything wrong and didn't produce anything.

KDB didn't play well today or last match, and still last match he had 2 wonderful assists(Foden's goal and Laporte's goal), and today was our biggest offensive threat(5/8 best chances were produced by him). Tell me who created more chances today? Again, he didn't play well, but he is so far from getting an easy ride from us.
 

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He just cannot play in midfield anymore.

I was curious about how bad his hall retention has actually become and the stats are even worse than I thought.

Over the last 365 days his pass completion is 76.7% which is in the bottom 12% of all midfielders!


For comparison Bernardo is at 89.5% which puts him in the top 9% of midfielders.

Given Kevin can only play false 9 what happens when we go and buy a number 9 in summer, is he second choice striker? Does he move to become a wide midfielder to utilise his crossing? Do we sell him??
 

WallyA

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He just cannot play in midfield anymore.

I was curious about how bad his hall retention has actually become and the stats are even worse than I thought.

Over the last 365 days his pass completion is 76.7% which is in the bottom 12% of all midfielders!


For comparison Bernardo is at 89.5% which puts him in the top 9% of midfielders.

Given Kevin can only play false 9 what happens when we go and buy a number 9 in summer, is he second choice striker? Does he move to become a wide midfielder to utilise his crossing? Do we sell him??
I wouldnt use pass completion as a complete metric for retention.

KdB regularly makes risky passes.
 

EdersonsSmiley

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I wouldnt use pass completion as a complete metric for retention.

KdB regularly makes risky passes.

That's sort of the point, you can't play that many risky passes as a midfielder. The risk v reward is too high.

Do it as a false 9 and it's brilliant as it doesn't really matter if you lose it near the opposition's box.
 

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That's sort of the point, you can't play that many risky passes as a midfielder. The risk v reward is too high.

Do it as a false 9 and it's brilliant as it doesn't really matter if you lose it near the opposition's box.
He has been doing it in every position since he joined us , his ball in gave us the winning goal today so seems a funny time to rip him apart
 

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