Paris Saint-Germain winger Ousmane Dembélé now has a handful of matches with the capital club. So, how has the 26-year-old performed with the Ligue 1 giants compared to his final season with FC Barcelona?
The Twitter account Data’Scout did a side-by-side comparison of the Frenchman’s last campaign with the Catalan side and noted the differences in the player.
In the graphic provided, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner gets a few more expected goals in Paris but fewer expected assists. In Paris, attempted dribbles have a lower success rate, but more fouls are suffered.
🇫🇷 Ousmane Dembélé : entre Barcelone et le PSG qu'est ce qui a changé ?
Dembélé crée un chaos difficilement quantifiable statistiquement dans les défenses adverses mais on va essayer d'analyser ce qui peut l'être.
On compare les stats de Dembouz lors de sa dernière saison en… pic.twitter.com/LuGVfak6IA
— Data'Scout (@datascout_) September 30, 2023
Dembélé has incredible cross precision in the French capital, much higher than at Barça. However, he attempts a lower proportion of dangerous passes (preceding a shot, towards the opponent’s area, or breaking a defensive line)—more patience in the passing game.
The forward has more progressive runs with PSG, but fewer balls touched in the area. Furthermore, there’s the Dembélé and Achraf Hakimi duo, which is one of the great satisfactions of this start of the season.
While the Ligue 1 sample size is more significant than his last season with Barcelona. Nonetheless, the statistical Twitter account notes that the transfer to PSG for the winger is a success for the moment.