Celtic signed Joao Pedro Neves Filipe from Benfica on a season-long loan on the deadline day of the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Spanish club Valladolid and made 17 appearances for the club. He features from the left side of the attack and has been a regular starter since his signing. The Euro U-19 and U-17 winner has been impressive on his loan spell and has given some match-winning performances.
The Portuguese player has started in nine matches for the Scottish team scoring four goals and providing four assists. The player is not shy of taking shots and has attempted 25 shots on the opposition target. He has made 30 recoveries, with 20 of them being made inside the opposition’s half. Joao Filipe has made 11 interceptions in the nine matches he has played.
When looking at the above chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar, the better the performance – you can see the league average in the middle, and the % is the percentile rank the player is in. The above chart is in comparison with the other forward players in the Scottish Premiership.
Joao Filipe is the highest assist-providing forward player in the league and carries an expected assist rate of 0.16. He averages 44.3 passes per 90 and has a passing accuracy rate of 79.71%. He is the highest passing forward and averages eight forward passes per 90. The 22-year-old has attempted 69 crosses and is one of the highest crossers of the ball in the league. The player averages 0.76 smart passes per 90 and 0.54 through passes per 90.
Joao Filipe has featured from the left side of the attack, and he is on set-piece duties from the opposite end. The pass map shows that a lot of passes have been attempted inside the opposition’s penalty box. The passes into the opposition’s 6-yard box have created the highest threat rate. His 52 passes have been towards David Turnbull, and he has provided one assist to the midfielder. Joao Filipe has attempted 11 passes towards Leil Abada and those passes have created the highest threat rate of 0.635. The Portuguese player has provided one assist to Abada and two assists to Kyogo Furuhashi.
The 22-year-old averages 0.43 goals per 90 and carries an expected goal rate of 0.38 per 90. He has taken 53 touches inside the opposition’s penalty box and averages 5.74 touches per 90. Joao Filipe has attempted 95 dribbles and is the highest dribbler in the league. His success rate for dribbles is 75.79%. The forward has also created the most number of attacking actions in the league, with 21.23 attacking actions per 90.
The Portuguese player has been impressive while going forward and is involved in a lot of attacking actions. Joao Filipe leads the stats in assists, dribbles and has created a lot of threats with his passing. He is proving to be one of the upcoming talents in Europe.