Chiefs Are The PSL's Deadliest Passers
Kaizer Chiefs Have Best Success Rate For Passes In The Final 3rd
Kaizer Chiefs have been outstanding in one part of the pitch this season and it could be the platform through which they can rediscover their best form.
Amakhosi are frequently criticised for their lack of potency up front, having scored just seven goals this season, almost half a goal off of the league’s top scorers, Golden Arrows, who have scored 1.66 goals per game so far. Their average amounts to just 1.16 goals per game, which is even less than last season’s average of 1.3 goals scored per game in the 2016/17 edition of the Absa Premiership, which was a far cry from the top scorers, Mamelodi Sundowns, who scored 1.73 goals per game. However, those figures are not a result of a lack of trying as Chiefs boast the best figures for passing accuracy in the final third this season.
The likes of Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bongolethu Jayiya and Wiseman Meyiwa have not struggled to find the man when creating chances in and around the box, achieving an accuracy rate of 80.5% from their passes 73.3 final third passes per game in their six Absa Premiership fixtures to date.
This makes it clear that Chiefs’ men up front have simply struggled to put the final touch on the ball to get it into the back of the net.
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