Bundesliga: My 2019-20 Offensive Players of The Year

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /
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Timo Werner, Leipzig (Photo by ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

5. Timo Werner, RB Leipzig

In most seasons, the 24-year old German would have won the Golden Boot award for hitting 26 goals; however, he will finish second. He also drove home 23 non-penalty goals and added eight assists for his club.

Timo Werner also finished second in the Bundesliga in non-penalty expected goals (npxG) and fourth in expected assists (xA).

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Additionally, the new Chelsea forward was third in non-penalty expected goals plus expected assists per 90 minutes (npxG+xA/90) and fifth in total expected goals of every possession he was involved in per 90 minutes (xGChain90).

4. Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund

No player has teased another club’s fan base about a potential move in the last year more so than Jadon Sancho. By using social media like people use hand sanitizer, he has brought Manchester United’s fan base into a frenzy.

The frenetic energy is not unwarranted.

The 20-year old was one of three Bundesliga players who had double-digit numbers of both goals and assists, with 17 and 16 respectively. Jadon was also second in assists and third in goals in league play.

The English international had a combined xG of each possession during the build-up of play per 90 minutes (xGBuildUp90) of 0.48, which was third-highest amongst the 15 qualifiers. A high xGBuildUp90 rating suggests a player who significantly influences play during the start-up of an offensive attack.