The latest round of Premier League fixtures saw two creative players both put in performances that drew considerable praise from fans and pundits alike.
Christian Eriksen and Juan Mata have both taken time to settle at Tottenham and Manchester United respectively, but at the weekend the Spurs man scored a brace and the Spaniard looked right at home in his natural position behind the front-man.
Both players excelled when it came to setting up goal-scoring chances for their teammates, with Eriksen providing six key passes and Mata playing five. But there was another man who equalled the Tottenham man's total, seeing him joint-top of the charts for that particular stat this weekend.
|Graham Dorrans||West Brom||6||90|
|Juan Mata||Man Utd||5||78|
West Bromwich Albion may have lost 2-0 away to Hull City, but Graham Dorrans did a good job trying to inspire a goal or two for the beleaguered Baggies.
The 26-year-old was something of an outcast under previous manager Steve Clarke, but he has started the last two matches and was a creative threat against the Tigers, setting up six goal-scoring chances for teammates.
That none of those chances went in is more a comment on the Baggies' striking options than the ability of a player who has impressed since his return from the footballing wilderness.
And if the players in front of him can begin putting the finishing touches to his work, Dorrans could play a vital role in his side's survival this season.