For the OptaPro blog, TruMedia’s Paul Carr wrote about Wu Lei, Espanyol's new signing whose stellar numbers in China may be deceiving.
“Wu’s surface-level statistics look great. After scoring 20 goals in 2017, he led the CSL with 27 goals last season, as his club won the championship and ended Guangzhou Evergrande’s streak of seven straight titles.
Wu has surpassed his expected goals total in six straight seasons, so the 27-year-old may possess above-average finishing ability. However, Wu’s success in 2018 was fueled by an impossible-to-maintain finishing rate.”
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