Eriksen scores against Leicester

The stat that shows Spurs Christian Eriksen is the Premier League’s assist King

Christian Eriksen was yet again Spurs’ creative force as his goal and assist helped the team on their way to a 2-1 win over Leicester City. 

The Foxes were the better side for much of the game, pegging Tottenham Hotspur in their own third of the pitch a lot in the first-half, as well as for stretches of the second.

A penalty miss and some pinpoint execution from Spurs cost the Midlands side however, with Christian Eriksen on hand to put away a tremendous long-range effort to make it 2-0, before goals from Jamie Vardy and Heung-Min Son left the final score at 3-1.

The Great Dane was involved in the first score of the game as well, providing the cross for Davinson Sanchez’s header, his first goal for Tottenhan since joining in 2017.

It was Eriksen’s ninth Premier League assist of the season, and tenth in all competitions, putting him in some pretty rarified company when it comes to creating goal chances for his teammates.

Notwithstanding that, it was also the midfielder’s 57th assist since arriving in England’s top flight in 2013, more than any other player in the same period. The fall-off to the next nearest on the list shows just how good a signing he has been for Spurs.

Little wonder then that Barcelona have wanted to break the bank in order to bring the 26-year-old into their midfield the last few years. With rumours of Philippe Coutinho’s impending exit, will the Catalan club come back again in the summer to test Daniel Levy’s resolve?

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments