Inter have enjoyed a strong start to the season, with the team in fact better off than they were at this point last campaign under Antonio Conte.
This according to Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, who use statistics from football analysis company Soccerment to highlight the kind of start to the season that the Nerazzurri have had.
Inter have enjoyed a prolific start in front of goal, finding the back of the net 22 times in seven matches for an average of 3.14 goals per game, compared to the 16 scored after seven matches last season, an average of 2.09.
In defense, the Nerazzurri have conceded 1.14 goals per game compared to the 1.57 averaged after seven matches last campaign, although Le Repubblica note that according the Soccerment’s expected goals the Nerazzurri should have conceded a touch more this season while last season’s defensive start was significantly better than the goals conceded total reflects.
In attack, Edin Dzeko has outscored Romelu Lukaku from last season, with six goals compared to five after seven matches, although La Repubblica note that the Belgian had a higher expected goals total.
Lastly, the report notes that Denzel Dumfries has looked the more defensively formidable player than the man he replaced, Achraf Hakimi, with the Dutchman winning 70% of his aerial duels compared to the Moroccan’s 36.4 % after this point last term, and intercepting 1.73 opposition passes per match compared to Hakimi’s 0.73 total.