Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore has undoubtedly had an underwhelming season.
Big things were expected of the Spaniard in 2020/21, after he dramatically improved his end product last term.
In 54 appearances across all competitions (including Europa League qualifying), he scored six goals and provided 12 assists.
This time around he’s scored just one FA Cup and made just one assist, if you can count him being fouled for Ruben Neves’ penalty against Brighton.
What makes this extra frustrating is that Traore is actually the best dribbler in the Premier League at the moment and by some distance.
According to EPL Statman, Traore has made 89 successful take-ons so far, with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa in second with 66, and Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford joint-third with 61.
Traore remains unbelievably hard to contain, which makes the fact he has struggled to score goals and provide assists all the more disappointing.
Traore may improve playing wide left
The 25-year-old might be able to improve his numbers if Nuno Espirito Santo uses him from the left, as he did for the second-half against Southampton on Sunday.
Since he is evidently still so good at bursting past players, he might be able to get into better shooting/assisting positions coming from that side.
There’s still lots of games left for Traore to turn things around – he cannot possibly finish the season with less goals (1) and assists (3) than his first term at Molineux.