West Ham United are understandably concerned about Winston Reid's future, but the statistics suggest that he is no longer the most important defender at the club.
Despite making numerous offers to the New Zealand international, Reid has refused to sign a new deal and his departure looks inevitable.
It will be a big loss to the side, but the form of James Tomkins softens the blow somewhat - as he has been their standout defender this year.
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Tomkins tops Reid's stats in every area of defending. The Englishman makes more tackles, wins more headers and completes more interceptions than his more high-profile teammate, but he can also compare to him in possession.
One of Reid's biggest strengths is his ability on the ball, but Tomkins is passing more frequently than him - even if it is at a lower accuracy rate.
It means that West Ham's deal to keep Tomkins at the club, which was completed earlier this month, is more important than any new contract they can offer Reid, who looks far more replaceable than he once was.