Stats show why Walker is so important for Spurs

Kyle Walker has excelled in recent seasons for club and country, establishing himself as an important player for both Tottenham Hotspur and England.

The right-back has become one of the finest full-backs within the Premier League and Tottenham’s chances of success increase dramatically with him in the starting XI, as he provides a boost both defensively and in attack.

His importance has been displayed by one particular statistic, which shows he’s the leading defender for assists this season.

Securing two assists in his last four Premier League appearances, coming against Burnley and Hull City, Walker has featured in all but one of the Lilywhites’ league fixtures this term and his positive performances have attracted some big hitters in Europe.

With Walker having recently penned a new contract though, prizing him away from White Hart Lane will be difficult and it’s a good time to be a Spurs fan, with their new home due to open in just a few months.