One player who has been a significant performer for Brighton in the English Premier League is 24-year-old Argentinian midfielder, Alexis Mac Allister. The midfielder is performing like a future star in the making and has impressed the scouts of various big European clubs with his performance this season in the English Premier League and the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He started six games as a left-central midfielder for the Argentina team, which won the 2022 Qatar World Cup. During the Qatar World Cup, Mac Allister showed off a lot of his talent with his possession, passing, and defensive qualities. The Argentinian midfielder has been linked with a move to Inter Milan, Juventus, and Chelsea ahead of the winter transfer window. Serie A side Inter Milan will look to sign the midfielder, and here are some stats that show why the Italian club has shown interest in the World Cup winner.
Alexis Mac Allister is primarily a right-central midfielder who plays from the right side of the midfield. The above viz shows the stats of the player in comparison to the other players featured as right-central midfielders in the English Premier League. Mac Allister outperforms in terms of defensive duels, per the stats. Other statistics in which he excels include accurate pass percentage, passes per 90, shots per 90, and received passes per 90. Alexis Mac Allister has scored five goals for Brighton this season in the English Premier League, including three penalties. In the 2022 Qatar World Cup, he scored one important goal and provided one crucial assist in the World Cup final.
Creativity from Midfield
The 24-year-old Argentinian midfielder Alexis Mac Allister has netted five of his 26 attempts this season. Most of his shot attempts have come from outside the penalty box. Most of the shots have come from the right side, and Mac Allister will look for some improvement in the scoring department. Three of his five goals have come from penalties, and he is the main penalty-taker for the Brighton side in the English Premier League. Mac Allister’s goal scored per 90 minutes is 0.33, and his goal involvement per 90 minutes is 0.36. His shooting accuracy is 42.3%, and his total xG per shot is 0.05.
Alexis Mac Allister scored five goals for his Brighton side in the 2021–22 English Premier League season. Mac Allister’s goal scored per 90 minutes was 0.19, and his goal involvement per 90 minutes was 0.3. He had 2.17 shot attempts per 90 minutes, with a shooting accuracy rate of 17.9%. Mac Allister has already equalled the record of five goals he scored last season, scoring five times this season after just 14 English Premier League appearances.
Alexis Mac Allister has attempted 768 passes in the English Premier League. The Argentinian midfielder has a passing accuracy rate of 89.7%. He makes 50.34 passes per 90 minutes in the league and provides 1.51 passes to the opponent’s penalty area per 90. Mac Allister makes 6.16 passes to the final third per 90. In the Qatar World Cup, he made 38.01 passes per 90 minutes with a passing accuracy rate of 88.97%. Mac Allister also made eight key passes during the Qatar World Cup.
Alexis Mac Allister has worked hard to recover the ball for Brighton in dangerous areas. This season, Mac Allister has managed 32 regains in the final third. Eleven of these 32 recoveries have been dangerous and led to a shooting within the next 20 seconds of the recovery. The Argentinian midfielder has made 48 counter-pressing recoveries in the English Premier League. This season, he has attempted 170 recoveries from Brighton’s midfield.
Whom would Mac Allister replace?
Alexis Mac Allister might replace the 28-year-old Turkish star Hakan Calhanoglu as a squad player and a starting option for Inter Milan’s midfield. Both players outperform each other in a few stats. Mac Allister outperforms Hakan in terms of defensive duels per 90, dribbles per 90, and aerial duels per 90. Mac Allister is only 24 years old and is a midfield powerhouse, which might force Inter Milan to play him ahead of Hakan if he moves to the Inter Milan side in the January transfer window. Hakan has made 14 Serie A appearances this season, scored two important goals, and provided four crucial assists for his Inter Milan side. Mac Allister has scored five crucial goals for his Brighton side in the 14 appearances that he has made in the English Premier League this season.
Inter Milan are a side that has always signed players with massive potential who might become superstars. Alexis Mac Allister is a young central midfielder with huge potential who fits in perfectly with Inter Milan. Mac Allister will provide the much-needed midfield depth required in the current Inter Milan side and can also offer some creativity from the midfield. He can be a good backup for the midfield duo of Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu, so the signing of Mac Allister makes sense from Inter Milan’s perspective; still, the transfer should not cost more than 30 million euros.
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