93% pass success rate; Cabaye stars despite Crystal Palace defeat

The midfielder put in a quality display despite his side's 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye was hailed as one of the signings of the summer and the midfielder was given the perfect opportunity to showcase his talent against Arsenal on Sunday.

Here's how he performed, according to Opta stats...

  MatchTotal PassesAccurate PassesPass Success (%)Final-Third PassesSuccessful Final-Third PassesFinal Third Pass Success (%)TouchesUnsuccessful Touches
Yohan Cabaye C. Palace vs Arsenal 45 42 93% 16 14 87.5% 73 1

As he is known for the quality of his passing, that seems the best area to start with and the Frenchman was as good as ever on Sunday, misplacing just three passes, a success rate of 93%.

Of his total 45 passes in the game, 16 were made in the final third, with just two of those in that area of the pitch going astray, meaning he enjoyed a final third pass success rate of 87.5%.

Just as important as his passing was his quality on the ball and, here, Cabaye excelled the most, with him enjoying 73 touches throughout the 90 minutes and just one being unsuccessful, a success rate of 98.7%.

Based on these statistics, it was a fine display of passing from Cabaye despite his side’s eventual 2-1 defeat.

With passing like he showed on Sunday, though, it’s not hard to imagine he’ll be dominating a number of Premier League midfields this season as a key to Crystal Palace’s hopes of a successful finish.

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