Date: 23rd January 2020 at 12:35pm
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As per stats collated by BT Sport and added to by the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas on Twitter, a damning insight in regards to ’s in the final third has emerged. Indeed, as per the notable journalist, the Brazilian has had just 42 touches in oppositions’ penalty boxes this season, far less than Miguel Almiron – who has had 60. 

Obviously, it’s not been an easy ride for the South American so far. While he did score at home against Rochdale in the FA Cup recently, his outing in the away game down at Spotland was met with chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ and he is without a goal in the Premier League since August.

Furthermore, his average of 1.5 shots per game this season is the lowest in his recorded career (via WhoScored) making the decision to hand him the number 9 shirt as a replacement for Salomon Rondon (who Mike Ashley reportedly didn’t push to sign due to his age) look all the more baffling.

With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the reaction to the stats online.

https://twitter.com/jamie___powell/status/1220043758257016837

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