Stats show Spurs duo were Premier League’s best in two key areas

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was the Premier League’s most creative player over the course of the season, statistics show.

Stats provided by fantasy football game Oulala show that the Danish midfielder completed 112 key passes in 36 appearances – an average of 3.1 per game and the best in the division by a comfortable margin.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez came third and eighth respectively in this category, the stats show.

Eden Hazard of Chelsea is fourth, while Dimitri Payet appears 10th despite leaving West Ham in January.

Meanwhile, Tottenham striker Harry Kane was involved in the most Premier League goals during the 2016/17 campaign.

Kane’s 29 goals and seven assists, totaling a direct involvement in 36 league goals, was two more than Sanchez, who is second on the list.

Kane’s Spurs team-mate Dele Alli is fourth, while Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Hazard appear third and 10th respectively.

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