Celtic are currently second in the 2021-22 Scottish Premiership standings with 26 points from their 13 games. They are four points behind leaders and bitter rivals, Rangers, and are two points ahead of third-placed, Hearts. They have been the second-best defensive side, conceding just the 13 goals, but have been even better in the attack. They have scored 30 goals, the most in the Premiership, and have proven to be a dangerous attacking unit.
Kyogo Furuhashi was signed by Celtic from Japanese club Vissel Kobe in the summer transfer window and has been the joint top-scorer in the Premiership with seven goals this season. The 26-year-old striker has started in just eight games and has come off the bench in the other two. He has also scored five goals for Celtic in the Europa League qualification games, proving to be a prolific goalscorer for the Celts. In this post, we will look at the stats of Furuhashi in the Scottish Premiership for Celtic this season.
The Japanese centre-forward is the joint top-scorer in the division with seven goals, along with Tony Watt and Martin Boyle. He has the third-highest goal per 90 minutes ratio of 0.90 because he has started only eight games and come off the bench in two. He has also made seven appearances in the Europa League qualifying and group stages and has scored five goals in that competition as well.
The above viz shows Furuhashi’s attacking and creativity dashboard. The black line in the viz depicts the average of the stat for all strikers in the Premiership. It is visible that he is better than average in almost all the stats other than drilling and offensive duels. He has been a very important player for The Celts across different competitions, as he also scored in the Scottish League Cup.
Furuhashi’s shot map shows that he has been a real presence in the box in the limited number of games he has played. He has been accurate and clinical with his shooting, having few shots but a high number of goals. He has taken most of his shots from inside the box, with a few from long range, and has found the net seven times from inside the 18-yard-box.
The 26-year-old striker’s heat map shows that he likes to drift onto the left side of the pitch when out of possession. He makes in behind runs from the left side and likes to cut in towards the goal. Celtic are hoping to catch Rangers, who are four points ahead of them at the moment in the Premiership standings, and they will highly depend on his goals to do so.