Analytics Report: Premier League Player Of The Week – Matchday 12 – Bruno Fernandes

Analytics Report: Premier League Player Of The Week – Matchday 12 – Bruno Fernandes

Tottenham were well beaten by Manchester United at Old Trafford, and skipper Bruno Fernandes was at the center of an excellent performance by Ten Hag’s side. His influence in and out of possession is why we have picked him as our player of the week.

Also read: Analytics Report: Premier League Match Of The Week – Matchday 12 – Manchester United vs Tottenham

Here we have the analytics chart with Bruno Fernandes’s key statistics from the game against Tottenham.

Bruno Fernandes’s statistics against Spurs.


One of the things that Bruno is often criticised for is not being involved enough in some games when his side needs someone to create chances. In fact, Bruno has never been an excellent midfielder regarding build-up play, and he tends to get dragged out of the games as he is a very different kind of player from someone like Eriksen.

However, against Tottenham, his performance was one of his most complete performances in some time. The goal he scored had an xG of just 0.3, as the ball was bouncing, but his finish was exquisite. He totally took 6 shots with 3 on target in the entirety of the game.

Bruno was also involved in a staggering 13 shot-creating actions and recorded an xG of 0.5. He completed 87% of his passes while registering an impressive 5 progressive passes. He covered a progressive distance of 257 and also completed an influential 9 key passes. Out of possession, he was tenacious, completing 2 tackles and a solid 12 recoveries.

Bruno Fernandes’s attack map against Spurs. [Credit – Twelve]

Here we have the map that shows the high level of involvement Bruno Fernandes had in this game in United’s attack. The interesting part to focus on is that he was heavily involved in deeper areas which he doesn’t often do.

In the no.10 zone, which was also his position against Spurs, his involvement was critical.

Bruno has always been effective in that part of the pitch, but he was on fire against Spurs and his involvement all over the pitch was exceptional.

In all, it was a complete performance by the Portuguese schemer as he helped United to yet another big win against top six opposition. It’s certain that he will be a key figure in United’s bid to finish in the top four this season.

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