It’s that time of year where conversations start happening about Players of the Season and the like, but we wanted to dig under the surface before we get to the sharp end of those debates. So, in Dean’s absence, we’re joined by our friend Mark Carey, Data Analyst at The Athletic, to look at some of the players whose numbers have thrown up something interesting to look at in a few seasons that might have slid underneath your radar.
We race across Europe, taking in a centre-back in Spain, a goalkeeper and a winger in the Premier League, a midfielder in France and a striker in Germany, as well as a few honourable mentions from Italy and beyond, covering all sorts of ground about a few players who are having special seasons or who have jumped up a level to maybe earn themselves a move.
There’s also Things We Love, where Sam takes a look at his favourite groups from last week’s World Cup Draw and Jack discusses a very interesting weekend as the Serie A title race enters it’s final straight with three horses neck-and-neck; plus there’s a Gibberish Ranking regarding some alternative destinations for Kylian Mbappe this summer. It’s Ranks!