Following some patchy mid-season form, Monaco has put together a run of eight consecutive wins, kicked off by a surprise 3-0 victory over PSG in March. In this period, Clement’s side has scored 19 times, averaging just under 2.4 goals a game whilst conceding just six in return becoming France’s form side.
While this drastic upturn in form has no doubt been a team effort, two players have been standout performers at the Stade Louis recently, both helping fire their side into Champions League contention.
Breakout star Aurelien Tchouameni has been a revolution in midfield, with the Frenchman now touted for a move to almost every top club in Europe. At just 22, Tchouameni has been a mainstay in the side, featuring in all but three of Monaco’s Ligue 1 fixtures, primarily partnering fellow countryman Youssouf Fofana at the base of midfield.
Tchouameni has played a box-to-box role this season, and although just three goals and one assist is a slightly underwhelming return, it was his two goals that saw Monaco claim all three points against Lille last weekend to help keep their dream of a second-place finish alive.
Although the midfielder will likely depart the Stade Louis this summer, Monaco will receive a mammoth fee for the 22-year-old, as Sofascore ranked the Frenchman as Ligue 1’s eighth-best player this campaign, illustrating just how crucial he has been for Clements's side.
Predictably, Monaco’s other standout performer this season has been forward Wissam Ben-Yedder, as his 21-league goals leaves him second in the scoring charts alongside Rennes Martin Terrier, bettered only by PSG’s Kylian Mbappe on 24.
At 31, the forward is the definition of consistency, as since joining Monaco back in 2019/20, Ben Yedder has scored 18+ goals in each of his three seasons in Ligue 1. Throughout Monaco’s winning streak, the Frenchman’s six goals have been invaluable to the Monegasques, and alongside German forward Kevin Volland, who has five goal contributions in this time, the duo has helped put points on the board for Clement.