After Southampton's 1-0 win at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, things could not be better for Ronald Koeman's side.
Well, from a team perspective, nothing. But, when it comes to their individual stars, the statistics provide fans with something just as thrilling.
Indeed, James Ward-Prowse, the 20-year-old Southampton midfielder who only returned from a long-term injury last month, rivals Manchester United's world-class star Angel Di Maria when it comes to his average assists per game.
Di Maria, a £59.7 million signing for Manchester United this summer, averages 0.46 assists per game - Ward-Prowse just 0.01 less.
|Team||Assists (per game)||Minutes Played|
|Ángel Di María||Man Utd||0.46||939|
|Southampton Squad||Assists||Minutes Played|
As Opta stats show, Ward-Prowse's remarkable contribution in the mere 771 minutes he has played since returning to fitness ranks him as the third-best creator of goals in the Premier League on average - a smidgen behind Manchester United's leading man.
And, when it comes to total assists, the 20-year-old is only two behind much-raved about Southampton team-mate Dusan Tadic this season.
What a superb impact the young midfielder has made already, then. Who needs Di Maria?