On a team level, Kai Havertz’s Germany had a disappointing campaign as they crashed out of the Euro 2020 in the Round of 16.
However, the Chelsea young star had a tournament to remember as he scored 2 goals in 4 appearances and was arguably the best German player out there.
As per Fbref, Havertz leads the way for all stars in Non-penalty xG + xA per 90.
Non-penalty xG is expected goals that don’t count penalty chances. The Punter’s Page writes: “[this stat] is particularly useful as it provides a more accurate analysis. Since penalties have an xG of 0.76, they can significantly distort both a player’s and team’s expected goals. Since the penalties may not have been earned or deserved, they can provide an inaccurate look to the data.”
xA, of course, is expected assists. StatsPerform defines it as: “Expected assists measures the likelihood that a pass will be a primary assist. The model is based on the finishing location of the pass, what type of pass it was, and a variety of other factors.”
With that being said, here is the list of the top 5 players who lead the way in Non-penalty xG + xA per 90:
1.00 — Kai Havertz
0.93 — Cristiano Ronaldo
0.91 — Mikel Oyarzabal
0.90 — Pablo Sarabia
0.86 — Dani Olmo.
Twitter user ExpectedChelsea adds: “This tournament could mark the breakout of Kai Havertz. The blossoming of a great talent into a great player.
“His display against England was outstanding – almost single-handedly willed Germany to a result but was let down by poor finishing. Big, big, big things in store.”