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Team 16 February 2021, 22:12

Yedderland by the numbers: The most decisive duo in Ligue 1

Yedderland by the numbers: The most decisive duo in Ligue 1
After scoring a brace this Sunday against Lorient (2-2), Wissam Ben Yedder confirmed his as one half of the most prolific pair in the top flight alongside with Kevin Volland. The proof is in the statistics...

They are now inseparable. And when one goes silent, the other takes over. Key elements of the two-striker system used by Niko Kovac, Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland are above all the two most formidable weapons for AS Monaco in Ligue 1. Currently both among the top flight’s top 5 scorers the two teammates have authored some rather remarkable statistics in 2021. Numbers which have made this famous duo “Yedderland”, the most decisive in France at present.

Ben Yedder on the scorers’ podium

Having scored his fourth double of the season on Sunday against Lorient to earn AS Monaco a draw in added time (2-2), AS Monaco’s captain has joined Memphis Depay among the league’s top scorers. With 13 goals, he’s behind only Kylian Mbappé, with whom he has co-top scorer last season in Ligue 1, ahead of him (16 goals). The German international (10 caps), who had scored against Nîmes the previous weekend (in a 4-3 win), has scored 12 times since the start of November, in addition to providing 7 assists.

Better than Paris, Lyon and Montpellier

With Wissam Ben Yedder‘s four assists, the in-form tandem leading the Monaco attack has been involved in 36 of the 52 goals scored by Niko Kovac’s side, more than two out of three goals (69%). They are ahead of Lyon’s duo of Depay – Toko Ekambi (35 goals), the Parisian duo of Mbappé and Kean (32 goals), as well as Delort and Laborde in Montpellier (32 goals). Their efforts have also done plenty to contribute to making the Rouge et Blanc attack the best in the top flight behind only that of Paris Saint-Germain (57 goals). It’s been a level of domination over the French league which has been confirmed by several other key figures — here’s a glance at the key stats of “Yedderland.”

Kevin is a very good player, who has a very good reputation in the Bundesliga. He's a very smart player. As long as things are going well with him, and it's allowing the team to earn points, I'm happy.
Wissam Ben Yedder

6 goals in 2021

Along with FC Lorient striker Terem Moffi, Wissam Ben Yedder is the top scorer in Ligue 1 in 2021 with six goals in just eight games.

5 + 4

Kevin Volland is the player involved in the most goals in Ligue 1 in 2021 (9 – 5 goals, 4 assists).

7 penalties

The Monegasque captain has scored goals from the penalty spot in Ligue 1 this season, more than any other player in the five major European leagues. Specialist.

12 goals

Since the beginning of November 2020, Kevin Volland scored 12 goals in Ligue 1, only Cristiano Ronaldo (13), André Silva (14) and Robert Lewandowski (15) have done better in the five major European leagues over the same period. The German forward has scored with 10 of his last 15 shots on target in the top flight.

4 x 2

The French international tallied his 4th double of the season against Lorient, and his third in 2021 (Montpellier, Nice, Lorient).

92 minutes

The Monegasque number 31 has been decisive every 92 minutes in the league (12 goals and 7 assists in 1748 minutes of play).

We get along well, Wissam and I, in the dressing room and on the pitch. We are different from each other, but I think we are complementary. I gave him assists and he does the same for me.
Kevin Volland

15 goals x 6 seasons

Wissam Ben Yedder has been involved in at least 15 goals now in six different seasons in Ligue 1. No player has done better since Opta began to analyze the competition (2006/07).

10 shots on target

Kevin Volland has scored with 10 of his last 15 shots on target in Ligue 1. Two out of three attempts by the German striker have ended up in the opponents’ net when he has been able to put his effort on target.

12 + 7

Involved in 19 goals this season in the top flight, Kevin Volland has already surpassed his totals from last season in the Bundesliga (10 goals, 8 assists).

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