Celtic signed Jota from Benfica on a loan deal last season, and he had a stand-out season at his new club. The player helped his side to win back the Scottish Premiership title from Rangers. His performances urged the Scottish side to sign him on a permanent basis, and the player has also informed his parent club that he wishes to stay in Scotland. He made 20 goal-scoring contributions in the Premiership and was the highest contributor for his side in the league. Here are some of the season stats that will show why the player is on the verge of earning a permanent move to Celtic.
Jota made 29 league appearances, and four of those were made off the bench. The wide-forward scored ten goals and provided the same number of assists in the league. 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.
It can be observed that he was the best forward player when it came to passing the ball. The player had the highest assists per 90 rate in the league. He only lacked accuracy in passing the ball into the attacking third. Other than this, the player has the best stats amongst the other forward players.
Jota featured on both sides of the field for Celtic this season. The player showed his versatility on the pitch and, from the pass start location, it can be observed that he took similar positions while playing on either side. Jota averaged 5.47 touches inside the opposition’s penalty box per 90 minutes. He penetrated the opposition’s penalty box and stretched the defence. Jota showed his dribbling skills and averaged 11.53 dribbles per 90 minutes. The player averaged around eight crosses per 90 minutes and delivered some dangerous passes into the opposition’s penalty box.
The above viz shows that Jota created the highest threat from passes for Celtic throughout the season. The threat was created from various types of passes mentioned in the above viz. He provided the most assists for his side throughout the season.
The above viz shows that Jota also attempted the most shots throughout the season. He attempted 76 shots with a 34.21% shot accuracy rate. The player was also the joint third-highest goalscorer for his side in the league. He was involved in 23.34 attacking actions per 90 minutes and had a 52% success rate. The player was clinical with his finishing when he found space right in front of the goal.
Jota was the top performer for his team in the Scottish Premiership. According to reports, he will earn a permanent move in the upcoming days. The player can play on the left as well as the right side. He created equal threats from both sides and took some dangerous positions inside the opposition’s penalty box. Jota could once again play a crucial role in Celtic’s title defence next season.