It may be early days in the Premier League, but after seven matches we’re getting a flavour of what we can expect up until game 38 in May.
Indeed, it looks like Manchester City will be battling at least two of Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United (potentially even Chelsea) for the title, while Sunderland and Stoke seem nailed on for a relegation fight, with Hull not far above them.
Of course, lots can change over the coming months, but one thing we know right now is that Philippe Coutinho’s enjoying an excellent run of form. Indeed, the guys at OuLaLa.com have been crunching the number and Liverpool’s Brazilian star looks to be in a very good position on the back of their research…
As the numbers show, Coutinho is in the upper echelons in many of the key areas in which players are measured on in terms of performance – he’s in the top 13 of all 414 Premier League stars in SIX zones – and is, statically speaking, the best player in the division at the moment.
His shots taken return of 29 ranks second overall, whilst his potency from distance was shown against Hull when he rasped one into the net from outside the area.