Dimitri Payet was, Leicester aside, the story of last season. The Frenchman developed a reputation as a talented, if flaky, attacking midfielder in his homeland, with his early-career promise having never been truly fulfilled.
Naturally, there were some raised eyebrows when West Ham paid just over £10m to lure him to London from Marseille, with many expecting him to be another underwhelming import from the continent.
However, those doubters were proved well and truly wrong as Payet fired the Hammers to the peripheries of the top four race before shining for his nation at EURO 2016.
This season, that trajectory was expected to continue, but the 29-year-old hasn’t really scaled the heights of 2015/16. But is that his fault? Well, WhoScored’s stats suggest the answer may be no…
Payet has averaged four key passes per-game in Premier League action thus far, the highest return of any player in the division. So, it would seem that his team-mates are actually letting him down, with the Londoners having scored only eight times – one of which was netted by the playmaker himself.