Who is Rotherham’s most creative player this season?

Rotherham have spent most of this season defending – and not very well – but who has been their most effective player at the other end of the pitch?

Well, despite receiving regular criticism for a lack of end product, Anthony Forde is actually the Millers’ most creative player so far this season.

The Irish winger has created 40 chances for his team-mates, averaging one every 41.6 minutes. The chances, labelled by data suppliers Opta as key passes, are defined as passes that directly lead to a shot on goal.

Forde is 10 clear of former loanee Izzy Brown, who produced a chance every 49.7 minutes, while Jon Taylor has also made 30 chances at one every 80 minutes.

 

However, just three of those chances laid on by Forde have been converted, compared to the five assists Brown notched during his four-month stay at New York Stadium.

Danny Ward, Greg Halford, Taylor and Adeyemi have all chipped in with two assists as the Millers have struggled for goals.

So, how does that compare with the best in the division?

Fulham’s Tom Cairney has created more chances than anyone else, producing 98 key passes at a rate of one every 31.1 minutes. Nine of those chances were converted.

Aston Villa’s Conor Hourihane is the Championship’s top assist-maker with 11 from 80 chances created.

Rotherham’s most creative players so far this season

PlayerChances createdAssists
Anthony Forde403
Izzy Brown305
Jon Taylor302
Danny Ward272
Joe Newell271
Tom Adeyemi 182

 

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