News sources in Fance have claimed that everything is not well at PSG. The attacking trio of Neymar, Mbappe, and Cavani is not having the best of partnerships. Infact, Mbappe and Neymar don’t even pass to Cavani. This comes in after Mbappe scored 4 goals against Leon as PSG destroyed Lyon by 5 – 0.
News reports have claimed that Neymar and Mbappe are not comfortable playing with Cavani. One of the media outlets released the passing stats of the trio and they were surely quite eye raising. The numbers show that Neymar only passes to Cavani once every 200 passes that he makes. This is about 0.5% of the total passes that Neymar makes. On the other hand Neymar’s passes to Mbappe are about 25% of his total passes. And Mbappe’s passes to Neymar are about 31% of the total passes.
It is obvious that Neymar and Mbappe are ignoring Cavani and instead of playing the ball to him, as he is the middle man, they are directly linking with each other. This can either be a team strategy or this can be a sign of the two players, Neymar and Mbappe, ignoring Cavani and not feeling comfortable, passing to him.
Despite receiving such a little percentage of passes from Neymar and Mbappe, Cavani has been able to score five goals this season in six Ligue 1 games. On the other hand Neymar and Mbappe both have scored eight goals each. Neymar has played eight games in the league and Mbappe has played five games only.