Boulaye Dia, a 26-year-old Senegalese attacker, has been a major contributor for Salernitana in the Italian Serie A. Salernitana have had an outstanding start to the season, outperforming expectations, and presently lie in 12th place in Serie A. Boulaye Dia has been a key performer for Salernitana this season, scoring six goals in 14 Serie A games. We’ll now look at the stats explaining Boulaye Dia’s impressive performance.
The 26-year-old Senegalese forward has scored six crucial goals and provided two assists for his Salernitana side this season. Out of Dia’s eight goal contributions, five-goal contributions have come at the Salernitana’s home ground, and three-goal contributions have come in the crucial away games. The above viz shows the stats of the player in comparison to the other players featured as centre-forwards in Serie A this season. It can be observed that Dia ranks high in accurate passing percentage. Other stats where Dia has performed above average are goal contribution per 90, dribbles per 90, and expected goal contribution per 90.
Prolific Goal Scorer
Boulaye Dia has added six goals to this Salernitana side in Serie A, proving his worth and showing why Salernitana signed him on a loan deal in the summer transfer window. The above viz shows the shot map of the forward in the Italian Serie A. Dia’s goal scored per 90 minutes is 0.56, and his goal involvement per 90 minutes is 0.75. The Senegalese forward has taken 16 shots so far this season. Out of 16 shots, ten shots were on target, and six shots were wide of the target. Dia has a shooting accuracy of 62.5%, and his total xG per shot is 0.27.
Boulaye Dia scored five goals for his Villarreal side in the 2021–22 La Liga season. Dia’s goal scored per 90 minutes was 0.36, and his goal involvement per 90 minutes was 0.71. Dia scored a goal after every 4.4 shots he took and had 1.56 shot attempts per 90 minutes. Dia has already broken the record of five goals he scored last season, scoring six times this season after just 14 Serie A appearances.
Boulaye Dia has provided two crucial assists for his teammates this season. Dia has made 13 key passes this season and creates 1.22 key passes per 90 minutes. Dia passes the ball around 19.24 times per 90 minutes with a passing accuracy rate of 78.05%. Dia’s xA per 90 minutes is 0.19. Dia provides 0.98 shot assists per 90 minutes and makes 2.94 touches in the penalty area per 90 minutes. The Senegalese forward provides 0.18 assists per 90 minutes and makes 1.34 progressive runs per 90 minutes.
Boulaye Dia assisted five times for Villarreal in the 2021-22 La Liga season. Last season, Dia made 17 key passes and averaged 1.21 key passes per 90 minutes. Dia passed the ball 17.9 times per 90 minutes, with a 75% passing accuracy rate. Dia had an xA of 0.29 per 90 minutes. He is truly on course to break the record of five assists he provided last season in La Liga, having already provided two assists for his Salernitana teammates in the current season.
Salernitana and Davide Nicola will be delighted with the performance of their summer signing, Boulaye Dia. The Senegalese is seen as indispensable players for the current Salernitana side. Dia’s eight goal contributions have contributed to Salernitana’s impressive start to the Italian Serie A season. The Senegalese will look to continue his form after the World Cup, creating and scoring goals for his team and leading from the front to help Salernitana finish in the middle of the table in Serie A.
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