May 30, 2019
The areas in which Le Gym excelled in 2018-19
Apart from in defence, here are the areas in which Les Rouge et Noirstood out from their opponents in Ligue 1 during the 2018-19 season.
One of the most flattering statistics is that OGC Nice won nine matches by one goal to nil: against Lyon (in both encounters), Bordeaux (in both encounters), Amiens, Nîmes, Strasbourg, Dijon and Montpellier. That’s more than any other side in the top five European leagues.
To this first stat, we can also add the possession stats. Les Aiglons’ average possession totals 54% - on a par with Marseille. Only Paris (61%) and Lyon (58%) have dominated more of the possession of the ball.
This possession stat which exceeds the average is a sign of a clean game. And Patrick Vieira’s are also the side in the top flight that committed the least number of fouls (425).
And finally, Le Gym is the team that tried (1037) and succeeded (505) the most number of dribbles, with as their leading man Allan Saint-Maximin, who also individually attempted (284) and succeeded (143) the most.