From a footballing perspective, I’m sure one thing all Newcastle United fans are missing right now is the sight of Allan Saint-Maximin going past Premier League full-backs like they’re not even there.
One thing I’ll never tired of, however, is reading what a good dribbler we have on our hands in ASM.
On that subject, the latest statistics from ‘The Other 14‘ reveal that only ONE player outside the Premier League’s ‘big six’ completes more successful dribbles than the Frenchman right now.
That player is Wolves star Adama Traore, but Saint-Maximin’s average dribbles per 90 of 5.65 sees him ranked above the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Felipe Anderson and Jack Grealish across 2019/20:
It was reported back in February that Wolves have identified the former Nice star as a potential Adama Traore replacement if they cashed in on the Spaniard this summer – and you can see why based on these numbers!
For all of Saint-Maximin’s ability to glide past players, it’s also worth noting he’s been creating more chances per 90 minutes than any other Newcastle player, with only five top flight players (outside the big 6) creating more chances from open play than the 23-year-old:
Let’s hope it’s not too long before we’re able to watch him either on our screens or in person at St James’ Park.
While we wait for that glorious day to return, here’s some of Saint-Maximin’s best bits from the 2019/20 season so far: