Archive for May, 2011

Clint Dempsey – Poacher

May 26, 2011

From Opta on twitter:

“11 of the 12 goals that Clint Dempsey scored in the EPL this season were one touch finishes, the other was two touches”

I have thought that since Clint was moved back into midfield after half a season of leading the line, he has looked less effective in front of goal. He has definitely contributed in other ways but the goals dried up to a certain extent. Could this be to do with the fact he is such an excellent finisher rather than a dribbler/creator?

Dempsey’s position has always been a funny one, he is definitely a forward rather than a winger, but he is not a striker as such. With Zamora back, it will be interesting to see if Hughes tries to move Dempsey back up top alongside him, or possibly just behind him. What we do know is that with the right service, he is deadly with both feet and his head.