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Kylian Mbappe: Player Rating and performance versus Brest

The France international played the full game as Mauricio Pochettino claimed his first win - but how well did he perform?

Kylian Mbappe in action against Brest Kylian Mbappe in action against Brest
 
5:11pm on Sunday 10th January 2021
By
Chris Myson

Kylian Mbappe was told he must improve by new Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino after he struggled in the midweek draw against Saint-Etienne.

Pochettino backed Mbappe ahead of the match with Brest, praising his "special" qualities and the World Cup winner played the full game as PSG won 3-0.

How did Mbappe perform as Pochettino claimed his first win since replacing Thomas Tuchel?

PSG 3-0 Brest: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

📷 Kylian Mbappe: Match Snapshot

A ⏱️ 81’ Mbappe brilliantly beat two players and squared an impressive pass to Mauro Icardi, who duly scored PSG's second goal to put the result beyond doubt. All the work was done by Mbappe.

That excellent piece of play ensured Mbappe ended the night with an assist, though he did not score with Moise Kean and Pablo Sarabia netting the hosts' other strikes.

It was not a quiet night for the young forward, though.

As well as his assist, Mbappe had five shots, with three on target, and seven completed dribbles. All of those were game highs. He also won eight of his 13 duels and completed 90% of his 49 passes, 33 of which were in the final third.

〽️ Mbappe: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

That gave Mbappe an impressive FC Rating of 7.7 against Brest.

That is a marked improvement from his 6.0 figure in the Saint-Etienne game, which Pochettino had remarked on being below-par.

It is only the third time he has recorded a rating above 7.5 in his last 11 games, which will provide encouragement to Pochettino that the striker could be set for a run of improved form.

🗝️ Key Stats

Kylian Mbappé
F (C), W (L) - PSG - 22 yrs
90'
7.7
Jan 9, 2021
90Minutes played
0Goals
1Assists
5Total shots
3Shots on target
33Final third passes
7Dribbles
90Successfull passes %

Mbappe: What Next?

With the date of Neymar's return still uncertain, PSG are likely to keep relying on Mbappe.

Silverware is up for grabs when PSG meet rivals Marseille in the Trophee des Champions on Wednesday, an honour Mbappe has won before in 2019.

Kylian Mbappe: Player Stats, Career Stats, Playing Position

PSG 3-0 Brest: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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