Statistics show why Snodgrass is having a better 2017 than Ozil

There seemed to be a big tug of war for Robert Snodgrass between Premier League clubs in the lower regions of the table during the January transfer window.

Middlesbrough and Burnley pursued him, but it was West Ham United who nabbed his signature from Hull City for a fee reported to be in the region of £10m.

Not many people would assume that he would be among the elite players in the league in terms of attacking stats, but Squawka has revealed that Snodgrass has created the third-most chances in the league since the turn of the year.

As the tweet above shows, the Scotland international, who signed for the Hammers on January 27 has created 13 goalscoring opportunities in 2017, which is one more than Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.

Snodgrass has produced just one fewer chance than Ozil’s teammate Alexis Sanchez, while Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen leads the way with 19.

Overall this season, Snodgrass has scored seven league goals and produced three assists (all for Hull) and he left the KCOM Stadium as the club’s top scorer.

The midfielder has made just two appearances, one off the bench, for the Hammers so far, but after looking at these stats the East London outfit will feel encouraged that he can become more influential as the season progresses.