In an injury-stricken 2013-14 campaign, Lamela created only six chances in nine Premier League appearances, while last season the Argentina international crafted 60 chances in 33 league matches.
The 23-year-old has been on fire in the past few weeks and has stepped up his game since the international break in September.
Lamela is the sixth-best creative player in the Premier League at the moment, having crafted 19 chances in just 367 minutes.
|Position||Team||Chances created||Appearances||Mins Played|
|Dimitri Payet||MF||West Ham||33||8||718|
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has created 31 chances for his teammates, but his stats are probably better than Payet as he has played 587 minutes.
Not many would have expected Dusan Tadic to be in the top five, but the Southampton attacking midfielder is playing very well at the moment.