Kylian Mbappe still on top: The scoring ranking in Ligue 1 after 8 rounds

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The international break has just begun and it will take a couple of weeks for club football to return. PSG temporarily said goodbye to league commitments after beating Rennes last Sunday (3-1). After 8 rounds of the French championship, it is a good time to review the statistical rankings.

Although in the eyes of many he is going through a bad time, the numbers continue to support Kylian Mbappe's level. The Bondy native remains at the top of the Ligue 1 scoring rankings, despite having wasted a couple of clear opportunities against Rennes on the last matchday.

The scoring ranking of Ligue 1 after 8 rounds:

  1. Kylian Mbappe (PSG): 7 goals.
  2. Akor Adams (Montpellier): 5 goals.
  3. Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco): 5 goals.
  4. Mostafa Mohamed (Nantes): 5 goals.
  5. Nabil Alioui (Le Havre): 4 goals.

It makes total sense that the Parisian number 7 is at the top of this ranking, also considering his xG + xA (expected goals and assists). According to the FotMob statistical engine, Mbappe is also the leader in this category with an average of 1.26 per 90 minutes.

It is true that recently the French striker has not been precise in his definitions, but when the ball passes through his feet the feeling remains the same; danger and effectiveness. Mbappe has created 12 clear scoring opportunities in 6 starts in the French championship this season.

PSG's next match will take place on October 21 at the Parc des Princes, when they face RC Strasbourg. For this match, Kylian Mbappe will have to raise his hand and refine his precision, since the Parisian team will not be able to count on Achraf Hakimi, Ousmane Dembele, and Randal Kolo Muani due to suspension.

Therefore, the offensive resources of the team led by Luis Enrique will be less, but as always, the expectation will revolve around the level of the club's all-time top scorer.