Wissam Ben Yedder and his crazy start to 2023!
He continues to amaze us, year after year. Already the scorer of 29 goals in all competitions in 2021 and 2022, a number which made him one of the most prolific strikers in Europe, Wissam Ben Yedder has continued to find the net in 2023. In just 13 games, he has already scored 12 times, including ten in the league, according to statistics published on the Ligue 1 website.
Top scorer in the league in 2023
The Monegasque captain is thus the top scorer in Ligue 1 since January, tied with Lille’s Jonathan David, who has played one more match. This substantial total was obtained thanks to a hat trick against’AC Ajaccio (7-1) in January, and doubles against Paris Saint-Germain (3-1) and Troyes (2-2). Even stronger, taking into account his goal in Auxerre (3-2) at the end of December, he is quite simply the top scorer in the five major European leagues since the World Cup.
Vous l’avez réclamé, voici le sixième triplé de Monsieur @WissBenYedder en @Ligue1UberEats, son troisième avec l’AS Monaco 😍 pic.twitter.com/4TloHJxsGk
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) January 16, 2023
A master of efficiency…
Almost as successful at home (6 goals) as away (4), Captain’ Wiss is also the most prolific player on the road, among five other players including Loïs Openda and Alexandre Lacazette. This is one more statistic he added to in Corsica (2-0) before the international break by opening the scoring.
Face à l'@ACAjaccio, @WissBenYedder est devenu le 3e joueur de l’histoire de l'AS Monaco à atteindre les 8⃣0⃣ buts en @Ligue1UberEats.
🥉 Il n'est plus devancé que par Delio Onnis (157) et Lucien Cossou (97) ! pic.twitter.com/dDSkyCWJ1V
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) March 20, 2023
But as he is currently the player who has scored the most in 2023, it is above all thanks to his constant finishing since he only has needed an average of 2.7 shots to find the goal. He ranks third in this respect, the played who scored his 80th goal in Ligue 1 with the Principality club being only beaten by Alexis Claude-Maurice (2) and… his teammate Breel Embolo (2.6).
…who brings home precious points.
With a record of seven wins, three draws and two losses since January, AS Monaco is also the second best team in the league over this period. It’s an excellent ranking that is owed in large part to Wissam Ben Yedder, who helped secure six points thanks to his goals, as in Lorient, where had an equalizer in added time (2-2).
🔝 Face au @FCLorient, Breel Embolo et @WissBenYedder ont chacun inscrit leur 8e but de la saison en @Ligue1UberEats !
‣ #FCLASM pic.twitter.com/4say37JuZn
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) January 12, 2023
Still totally in the race to finish top scorer in the championship – he is only two goals behind Kylian Mbappé and Jonathan David – the Monegasque number 10 has only seen Habib Diallo (8) and Alexis Sanchez (7) be more clutch. So there is only one thing to say in view of all these figures, bravo Capi’! 👏
Qui finira meilleur buteur de la saison ? ⚽️👀🔥#Ligue1UberEats pic.twitter.com/r47Ad3S5IP
— Ligue 1 Uber Eats (@Ligue1UberEats) March 28, 2023