This stat shows how big a miss Dimitri Payet could be at West Ham

There’s been a massive furore around the transfer of Dimitri Payet to Marseilles from West Ham, which was confirmed on Sunday. A saga that rumbled on all month, there’s many Irons fans who are happy the matter has finally been settled.

Regardless, West Ham United are losing a player of great quality. On the pitch he’s going to be a big miss for the Hammers and this stat from Squawka shows why. No player in Europe’s biggest leagues has created more chances over the last four and a half years than the French international.

Yes there are questions about his attitude and the way he went about forcing a move to Ligue 1, but his contribution to West Ham over the last 18 months is undeniable.

With 18 assists and 11 goals in that time from midfield, he’s been a key creative driving for the Hammers and Irons fans will be hoping that the incoming Robert Snodgrass can live up to his billing and be a similar attacking force at the London Stadium.