Grading PSG: Counting on Kehrer at Right-Back

Now that the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season is over, it’s time to hand out some grades to the Paris Saint-Germain players for their performance in the French top flight.

Note: In order to be graded, each player needed to have appeared in at least five Ligue 1 matches this season.

Thilo Kehrer

Intro: Unfortunately for Thilo Kehrer, his biggest claim to fame in a Paris Saint-Germain kit came last season against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League. His back-pass-gone-wrong led to a goal for the Red Devils en route to their upset for Les Parisiens.

This season, bad luck continued to follow Kehrer as he started the season with a foot injury that kept him out for practically the entire first half of the season.

Things did eventually turn around for the former Schalke 04 defender. With PSG’s right-back position a complete mess, Kehrer was called upon to play the position against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League. His defensive effort helped keep one of the most potent attacks in Europe quiet as PSG won 2-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals.


7 Appearances
1 Goal
50.9 Accurate Passes per Game
1.1 Aerial Duels Won per Game
2.1 Ground Duels Won per Game
0.1 Interceptions per Game
1.4 Tackles per Game
0 Yellow card

Final Grade: C+

Outlook: I could have given Kehrer a grade of incomplete. He barely crossed the threshold of even qualifying for this series, but there is a lot of promise with the versatile defender.

With Thomas Meunier likely leaving this summer when his contract expires, and Colin Dagba recovering from injury and largely inexperienced, Kehrer’s future with PSG could be at the right-back position.

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