Eden Hazard has failed to do what Christian Eriksen did at the weekend

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham star achieved an impressive statistical combination only Liverpool's star has achieved, bettering Chelsea's talisman.

Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen was at the centre of everything positive about their 3-2 win over Southampton at the weekend, finding the net twice.

The Dane is really coming into form at a crucial stage of the season, and looking like the bargain of the season at £11 million, especially compared to Mesut Ozil across North London at £42 million.

His game was more than just goals on Sunday, creating six goalscoring opportunities for his teammates, one of which registered as an assist.

The feat of creating as many openings as he did, and scoring twice in the same game, is a feat only matched by Liverpool's Luis Suarez this season, and one likely player of the year contender Eden Hazard has fallen narrowly short of.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTeamPosTotal Att AssistGoalsTotalMins
Christian Eriksen Spurs vs Southampton 31 Spurs MF 6 2 8 90
Luis Suarez Liverpool vs Fulham 11 Liverpool FW 6 2 8 90
Luis Suarez Liverpool vs Cardiff 17 Liverpool FW 6 2 8 90
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal vs Fulham 22 Arsenal MF 5 2 7 90
Eden Hazard Chelsea vs Cardiff 08 Chelsea FW 5 2 7 90
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool vs Swansea 27 Liverpool FW 5 2 7 79

It's illustration of the level of football Eriksen is playing right now to be discussed in elite company in his debut season, and several clubs will be kicking themselves for not taking the gamble on his signature.

In a campaign containing several lows for Spurs, his emergence is the real high, and even if he proves ultimately to be the only one of the summer's seven additions to makes it at the club - he will more than repay his investment over the coming seasons.

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