Roma‘s offensive efforts are not providing enough points to Di Francesco‘s team but Edin Dzeko is one of the most important strikers in the world as the stats confirm.
Numbers are difficult to interpret, however, if properly analyzed they can reveal important factors. Roma is not passing through a great moment. December wasn’t a good month for the Lupi. In the last five matches, Di Francesco’s men won only once (against Cagliari with a goal at the 94 minute).
Roma got an early elimination from the Coppa Italia having suffered a shocking defeat against Torino at the Stadio Olimpico. The Serie A performances of the giallorossi were not good either, 0-0 against Chievo, the defeat in the top flight match at the Allianz Stadium against Juve, and yesterday’s 1-1 against Sassuolo.
In all these matched the giallorossi demonstrated their inability to score goals even if their offensive strategies led the team to shot on goal several times. Dzeko is not performing as he did during the 2016-17 campaign but according to the ‘WhoScored’ World Top Shots Per Game List, the Bosnian star is in the fourth position with 4.7 shots per match. Ahead of him only Cristiano Ronaldo (6.5), Lionel Messi (6.4), Harry Kane (6.1). Napoli‘s Lorenzo Insigne instead sits in the fifth position with 4.3 shots per game.