Connor Metcalfe has been ranked 9th amongst the top players by InStat in the A-league. He has had an excellent season, helping Melbourne City FC to reach the Final Series as they push for a maiden A-League title. Although he hasn’t been able to play in the Final Series, but because of his development and consistent performances in 2020-21, he got his first call-up to the Socceroos for the World Cup Qualifiers.
Stats in the A-League season 2020/21:
Matches played – 29 | Starts – 26 | Minutes played – 2316
Goals scored – 6 | Assists – 3
Passing accuracy – 89%
Key passes per match – 0.8
Challenges won per 90 – 53%
Air challenges won per 90 – 62%
Dribbles success rate per 90 – 70%
Successful tackles per 90 – 67%
Shots per 90 – 1.57
He has started most of his matches as a defensive midfielder in a double pivot for City. The below touch map gives you a perfect picture of his work rate due to which he has turned into one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the A-League. He helps the team in build-up play, defending, launching counter attacks and attacking by making forward runs.
The 21- year-old midfielder’s ability to play in between the lines and linking-up play is exceptional, because of which he is able to open up space for others and pull players. The above picture also shows us his presence in between the lines, especially in the middle and final third. His overall game has really developed well which has been displayed in his league form, displaying power, pace and an eye for creativity operating as a key cog for City.
Created using: InStat Australia