Stats Reveal Dimitri Payet Has Created More Chances in Premier League This Season Than Mesut Ozil

Callum Rice-Coates

​Stats have revealed that former West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet has created more chances in the Premier League this season than Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, despite leaving in January.

The Frenchman controversially left for Marseille having refused to train with the Hammers, but his impact in the first half of this season was still significant.

Payet was not at his best when playing for West Ham this season, and was dropped to the bench by manager Slaven Bilic for some games. Despite that, the 30-year-old still managed to create 74 chances, five more than Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil and eight more than Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen tops the chances created chart, with 93 to his name, ahead of Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne with 81.

Ross Barkley and David Silva both edge Payet's total, although, having played significantly fewer games, his creativity is perhaps more impressive.

Swansea City v West Ham United - Premier League
Swansea City v West Ham United - Premier League

In terms of assists, Payet is someway off Erisken's 13 with six, and also trails the likes of De Bruyne and  Gylfi Sigurdsson. Since moving to Marseille, though, Payet has provided a further two assists and scored four goals in 12 Ligue 1 appearances.

Typically flamboyant, Payet found the net with a clever lob against Lorient, and also scored a stunner against Dijon.


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