Nacer Chadli has outscored Ozil, Di Maria and Fabregas combined this season

Nacer Chadli

The Tottenham star has been in superb goalscoring form under Mauricio Pochettino.

Nacer Chadli had a slow start to his Spurs career last season after joining from FC Twente, scoring five times in 34 games for the North Londoners, and just once in the league.

But this year he has been one of Tottenham's main goal contributors, and is the club's second highest goalscorer in the Premier League behind the prolific Harry Kane.

Even more impressive than that though, is Chadli's statistic of having scored more goals than the total combined goal cout of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, Manchester United's Angel Di Maria and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas.

That's nearly £150 million worth of talent that, together, couldn't outscore the Belgian.

  PositionTeamGoalsGoal AssistOntarget Scoring AttemptsAccurate Passes per GameTouches per GameSuccessful Take On per GameAppearancesMins Played
Nacer Chadli MF Tottenham 11 5 22 24.74 42.29 1.24 34 2326
Mesut Özil MF Arsenal 4 5 13 53.85 80.65 2.55 20 1688
Ángel Di María MF Man Utd 3 10 18 25.15 53.62 1.73 26 1619
Cesc Fàbregas MF Chelsea 3 18 17 68.68 99.88 1.09 34 2886

The 25-year-old has 11 league goals to his name after scoring the first in the 2-0 win over Hull last weekend, while Ozil and Di Maria have both had slightly underwhelming seasons, with the German scoring 4 and the Argentine 3. Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas may have shone when providing for his teammates, but his goal return of 3 will be a disappointment considering he managed 15 in his penultimate season at Arsenal. Added all together that makes 10, one less than Chadli.

Chadli's shooting accuracy has been impressive, finding the back of the next half of the times he has managed to get an attempt on target, a record that is also significantly better than the other three high profile players mentioned above.

Of course, that elite trio do have their strengths, with Fabregas and Di Maria boasting strong assist totals and Ozil's build up play and dribbling skill a vital part of Arsenal's game when he's on form, while all have managed better passing and touches stats than the Spurs winger. The ex-Twente man has also played more games than the Arsenal and Man United stars.

But despite that fact, Chadli, with 3 goals in his last 5 games, has a goal return that shouldn't be taken lightly, and as long as he continues to get goals, he will likely be a vital part of Mauricio Pochettino's team.

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