We are 23 match weeks into the 2020/21 Bundesliga season and to nobody’s surprise Robert Lewandowski leads the chart for goals scored and Thomas Müller leads the chart for assists. Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho lead the chart for goals scored and assists respectively among U23 players.
The below visualisation highlights the leaders for expected goal contributions among U23 players.
Jadon Sancho, who has eight assists to his name after a poor start to the season is comfortably ahead of all other U23 players for xA per 90. Sancho also ranks third in the league for xA.
Surprisingly, Haaland ranks second and not first for xG per 90 among U23 players. Nicolás González of VFB Stuttgart, with 0.75 xG per 90, ranks first. However, González has played fewer minutes when compared to Haaland.
Jamal Musiala who recently signed his first professional contract with Bayern Munich, with 0.34 xG per 90, ranks above average for xG, but, with 0.04 xA per 90 ranks below average for expected assists. Dortmund’s summer signing Jude Bellingham ranks above average for both xA per 90 and xG per 90. Some other notable names in the right side of the graph includes Hertha’s Matheus Cunha and Leipzig’s Dani Olmo