West Ham star Dimitri Payet topped Premier League charts this past weekend in key area

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West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet had another outstanding game on Saturday.

West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet was by far and away the most creative player at the weekend, assisting his teammates on three more occasions than any other player in the Premier League.

The attacking midfielder arrived in East London with a reputation as one of the best players in France, scoring seven goals and adding a sublime 16 assists for Marseille during the 2014/15 campaign.

So far in West Ham colours, Payet has four goals and three assists in eight Premier League starts, and on Saturday he was once again at the centre of everything good about his side’s play.

  TeamChances Created via Key PassesMins Played
Dimitri Payet West Ham 7 90
Robbie Brady Norwich 4 90
James Milner Liverpool 4 90

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the 28-year-old created a whopping seven chances for his teammates via key passes and he can feel slightly aggrieved that his side only managed to draw.

The Hammers started Saturday’s match at Sunderland poorly, conceding two first-half goals and were lucky not have conceded more as the Black Cats asserted full control.

However, a Carl Jenkinson finish just before half-time brought them back in to it and a Jeremain Lens red card offered the visitors a lifeline – one which Payet took minutes later.

The French international scored the equaliser and then provided his side with numerous opportunities to find a winner, yet rash finishing from Diafra Sakho allowed the hosts to survive with a point.

Payet’s seven key passes were three more than next best Robbie Brady of Norwich City and Liverpool midfielder James Milner, an intriguing statistic which further demonstrates the 28-year-old's creative brilliance.

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