Baines stat shows he’s one of Premier League’s finest

Leighton Baines has never really established himself as an England regular but he’s been a fine servant to Everton during recent years, becoming a crucial part of the Toffees set-up throughout his career on Merseyside.

Proving to be a useful asset in both attack and defence, the numbers for the full-back are extremely impressive and his fine assist for Seamus Coleman’s equalising goal against Arsenal last night gave him superb numbers.

Since the 2012/13 season, Baines has registered 20 assists and that’s a number no other Premier League defender can boast. With Everton struggling, Baines’ performance could be crucial to reviving the form of Ronald Koeman’s side.

A crucial Merseyside derby next Monday will be another stern test for the experienced defender and Everton need to put together a run of form if they are to secure a return to European competitions next season.

Having left Southampton for Everton, Koeman will be keen to ensure that his side finishes above the Saints- otherwise it could be rather embarrassing for the Dutch boss.