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Best in Serie A

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After having one of the closest title races in years last year, the Serie A is again gearing up for an intense fight for the trophy yet again. Napoli, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus all look like favourites to add the Serie A trophy to their cabinet.  

Napoli currently lead the race five points ahead of AC Milan, with Inter Milan and Juventus wrapping up the top four. However, other teams such as Lazio, AS Roma and Atalanta are waiting in the wings to take advantage of any drop in form for the top four teams.

Among the top four, Inter Milan, Napoli, and AC Milan also have qualified for the Round 16 of the Champions League. 

And we bring you the stats from an incredible Serie A season.

Top Goal Scorers in 2022/23 Serie A season

Victor Osimhen: Victor Osimhen has been a wise investment for Napoli and has scored 24 goals and provided five assists over the last two seasons. And he has kept up his form this season. The Nigerian has scored 21 goals, the most by any player in the league. His goals have helped Napoli climb to the top spot, and after their 5-1 win over Juventus, they look certain to win their first title since 1989-90. Currently, Napoli hold a 16-point lead in Serie A.

Lautaro Martinez: The Inter Milan man had an underwhelming season by his standards in the first half. However, even then, he has scored 14 goals, with the latest coming in a 2-0 win at home to Lecce. With Romelu Lukaku returning after a lengthy injury spell, Martinez’s spot in the starting XI is in danger unless he continues to find the back of the net.

Ademola Lookman: Atalanta are right in the middle of an intense race in Serie A for the Champions League spots. And Ademola Lookman has taken all the scoring responsibilities scoring 13 goals, including a goal in the 3-1 away win against Cremonese to help Atalanta climb up to sixth, four points adrift of AC Milan in fourth.

MBala Nzola: After an abysmal last season in which he suffered from injuries, MBala Nzola returned with a vengeance. The Angolan had only scored two goals in the previous season but is already up to 13 goals this season. This is more than 50 per cent of his team’s goals. His team Spezia is currently 17th in the league table, four points above the relegation zone.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: On value for money, there might not be a better signing than Khvicha Kvaratskhelia across Europe. The Georgian has come to the Serie A and has just dominated the league. He has scored 12 goals in the league, the fifth-highest, along with the most assists in the league,

Highest Goal Scorer 2022/23

Player Goals  Assists 
Victor Osimhen 21 Napoli
Lautaro Martinez 14 Inter Milan
Ademola Lookman 13 Atalanta
M’Bala Nzola 13 Spezia
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia 12 Napoli

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Top Assists in Serie A 2022/23 season

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia:  By the end of his career, 21-year-old Khvicha Kvaratskhelia will indeed become the best footballer to come out of Georgia. The attacker joined Napoli in the summer and has immediately made an impact providing ten assists and scoring 12 goals.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: If Ciro Immobile is scoring the goals for Lazio, then Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is creating them. The Serbian has provided eight assists, the most by any player in the league, which has propelled Lazio’s challenge for the Champions League places.

Filip Kostic: Juventus already were having an underwhelming season before they were hit with a 15-point ban by the Italian Football Federation following financial irregularities. However, Filip Kostic has been one of their better performers, with seven assists to his name.

Piotr Zielinski: When you have two players among the top five assist providers, you are bound to be on the top of the league table. Piotr Zielinski is the second Napoli man to have more than five assists. With only nine games to go, he has already equalled his previous season’s tally and has been a critical reason why Napoli are on course to a Serie A league title.

Armand Lauriente: Sassuolo are a team that have performed far below their standards, as they find themselves just five points above the relegation zone. However, Armand Lauriente has been perhaps their best player creating six goals for his teammates.

Most Assists 2022/23

Player Assists  Club
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia 10 Napoli
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 8 Lazio
Filip Kostic 7 Juventus
Piotr Zielinski 7 Napoli
Armand Lauriente 6 Sassuolo

Top Clean Sheets in 2022/23 Serie A season

Ivan Provedel: The Lazio man has been by far the best goalkeeper in Serie A, with 17 clean sheets in 29 matches. This has helped Lazio become the best defence in Serie A and helped them climb up to second place on the Serie A table.

Wojciech Szczesny: Despite being docked 15 points, Juventus are only eight points behind the Champions League places. One of the reasons for it has been the impressive form of their shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny who has kept 13 clean sheets to his name this season.

Alex Meret: League leaders Napoli’s goalkeeper Alex Meret has also been in fine form this season. Meret has helped his team keep 13 clean sheets conceding only 21 goals, the second-least in the entire league. This has helped Napoli win crucial points and build a healthy lead at the top of the table.

Rui Patricio: AS Roma have scored the least goals among the top eight teams in Serie A. However, heroics from Rui Patricio have ensured that Roma are in third-placed, a point ahead of AC Milan. Patricio has kept 13  clean sheets till now.

Juan Musso: Atalanta have struggled this season to keep up pace with the top four. However, Juan Musso in goal has been a key reason why their season has not faltered. The Argentine has kept eight clean sheets so far this season.

Most Clean Sheets 2022/23

Player  Clean Sheets  Club
Ivan Provedel 17 Lazio
Wojciech Szczesny 13 Juventus 
Alex Meret 13 Napoli
Rui Patricio 12 AS Roma
Juan Musso 8 Atalanta

 

The 2022-23 Serie A season started on August 13, 2022 and will end on June 4, 2023.

 

*This article is sponsored by Times Internet, India’s largest digital products company. 

Saumy Deepak Tripathi
A Bayern Munich fan who is deeply in love with football statistics. Has a soft spot for goalkeepers! (well only he knows why). You’ll find him vibing on 70’s classic songs and spends an abnormal amount of time cooking.

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