Tchouaméni is already here

Category: Team Analysis

Aurelien Tchouaméni is on course to be one of the most important midfielders in the coming years. We find out what makes him so decisive and why Deschamps has called him up for France.

Published:18/10/2021

There is no other country that brings together the physical and technical development of the footballer in such a way and in so many players. The reigning world champions are experiencing a particularly prolific moment in the production of talent, and there is a recurring debate every time their coach Didier Deschamps announces his squad list and a multitude of players are left out. Aurelién Tchouaméni, another of the great midfielders who is trying to make a place for himself between Pogba and Kanté, the world champion pair, is already on the first list.

Already established in the elite of French football, it is not surprising that Tchouaméni is looking for a destination that will allow him to play in the Champions League, a competition in which he should start playing based on his current talent and potential. We are talking about a player who, at the age of 19, began to outgrow Bordeaux, from where he was transferred for 18 million to AS Monaco, in an extraordinary operation for the Monegasque team.

Already that season, his two main characteristics became apparent: spectacular physical condition to cover the ground horizontally and vertically and a great ability to pass long or deep when he has time and quick men to find space. His room for improvement on the ball, coupled with his enormous impact in all defensive duels, make him one of the continent’s most important projects. His heat map gives away a player who dominates a patch of ground that, under normal conditions, is covered by two players.

This mobility to dominate such a large area does not affect his success rate in individual duels, where he is one of the most difficult players to pass in both Ligue 1 and the big five leagues. Adding up all his recoveries in the last two seasons (2020-21 and 21-22), you can see differently (map below) his radius of action all over the pitch. His physical deployment is total.

This growth in the last two seasons has earned him the confidence of Didier Deschamps in the last Nations League. Compared to other great midfielders in the major European leagues, Tchouaméni’s performance in different defensive statistics places him as a member of the elite in an unquestionable way.

We are Driblab, a consultancy specialized in football analytics and big data; our work is focused on advising and minimizing risk in professional football decision-making in areas related to talent detection and footballer evaluations. Our database has more than 180,000 players from more than 180 competitions, covering information from all over the world. Here you can learn more about how we work and what we offer.

Autor: Alejandro Arroyo
For Team Analysis we also recommend you:

Pressing can also be expensive

Pressing is no longer new, but the way it is done is. We dive into the data to find out who presses the hardest and who presses the best.

Amine Gouiri, why is he so good?

At 21, Amine Gouiri is another of the many talents of the French school. But what makes him a step ahead of the rest?

driblabPRO, already available in Portuguese

In less than a year, driblabPRO is now available in six languages, with the Portuguese update having just been released.

Verhinderte Tore: die wahre Lösung, um festzustellen, ob ein Torwart Spiele gewinnt (German)

Wir messen die Anzahl der Tore, die ein Torhüter mit seinen Eingriffen direkt verhindert, mit der Metrik “Expected Goals On Target” (xGOT).

Driblab and GNK Dinamo Zagreb announce multi-year partnership agreement

We are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership agreement with GNK Dinamo Zagreb, a club to which we will provide data and consultancy services in all scouting, talent detection and performance analysis processes.

The machine is back on track

Liverpool’s start to the season is beginning to remind us of the one they had two years ago, to the point where they are outperforming all the attacking statistics.

Driblab, speaker at SIITE

From October 19th to 22nd, Driblab will be present at the first edition of SIITE.

‘Measure your next opponent’: how Álvaro Cervera’s Cádiz is playing

Measuring the opposing team is a fundamental function in the scouts’ day-to-day work. We take a closer look at Cadiz to find out how they play.

‘Value goals’: not all goals are worth the same

With our ‘Value Goals’ functionality we can measure the value of goals scored by strikers, knowing whether they scored points for their team and what percentage of all their goals scored points.

Wie gut ist das Modell der erwarteten Tore (xG) von Driblab? (German)

Wir haben mehr als 44000 Schüsse analysiert, um festzustellen, ob das Modell Expected Goals (xG) von Driblab den Wert der Schüsse gut misst. Das Ergebnis bestätigt, dass unser Modell gut ausgewogen ist.

Driblab

Información corporativa

Somos una empresa con sede en Madrid fundada en 2017 por Salvador Carmona y Cristian Coré Ramiro. Desde nuestros inicios nuestro trabajo se ha centrado en el análisis estadístico de datos para ayudar a los clubes en la planificación deportiva. Somos una consultora big data que ofrece servicios personalizados para cada cliente y defiende un modelo de gestión mixto y una comunicación constante para acompañar el día a día de las instituciones. Nuestro punto fuerte es la más amplia cobertura disponible en número de torneos profesionales y juveniles. Para más detalles, póngase en contacto con nosotros.

Colaboramos con:

           

Hemos aparecido en:


Talk to our speciali