The Near Post’s EFL Player Stat Leaders (as of 19th September 2022)

The Near Post’s EFL Player Stat Leaders (as of 19th September 2022)

Believe it or not, we’re almost two months into the new EFL season. We all know that it’s a marathon not a sprint, but we thought we’d take a look at which players have flown out of the blocks!

Hull’s Colombian striker, Óscar Estupiñán, is the top scorer in the Championship. Estupiñán, who arrived from Vitória de Guimarães in the summer, scored seven goals in four games, but he’s now failed to score in any of his his last four. QPR’s little magician, Ilias Chair, leads the way in terms of both assists (5) and key passes (29). With Josh Bowler heading to Nottingham Forest via Olympiacos, Watford’s João Pedro has taken his dribbles completed crown and the Birmingham pair of Troy Deeney and Marc Roberts top the charts for aerials won (96) and clearances (55).

Ipswich Town’s Conor Chaplin and Bristol Rovers’ Aaron Collins top the League One scoring charts with six goals apiece. Joe Ward and Josh Windass have both provided four assists for their teammates. Unsurprisingly, Accrington Stanley’s King of the Key Pass, Sean McConville, leads the way in terms of big chances created (27). Meanwhile, Caleb Taylor, a 19-year-old centre half on loan from West Brom, continues to impress at Cheltenham Town.

In the top four tiers of English football, only Erling Haaland has scored more goals this season than Sam Hoskins. The Northampton forward has bagged ten goals in just nine league games. Barrow’s Ben Whitfield has registered eight direct goal involvements in League Two, including five assists. Elliot Watt, who swapped Bradford for Salford in the summer, has already made 27 key passes. Finally, Ipswich youngster Idris El Mizouni has made an impressive start to his loan spell at Leyton Orient.

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