Arsenal's Santi Cazorla and Tottenham man Christian Eriksen top Premier League creativity charts this past weekend

Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla and Christian Eriksen were superb at the weekend.

Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla and Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen topped the Premier League charts this past weekend for the most key passes produced.

Spurs travelled to the south coast to take on newly-promoted Bournemouth, a game in which they remarkably won 5-1 despite going a goal behind in the very first minute.

Eriksen has been one of Tottenham’s best players so far this season and he was heavily involved at Dean Court, hitting the woodwork on one occasion and assisting Harry Kane’s second goal.

The Denmark international has made a habit of providing his teammates with numerous opportunities to score, and that was no different on Sunday as Bournemouth struggled to contain him.

  TeamKey PassesMins Played
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 5 90
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 5 90

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, no player created more chances via key passes than Eriksen and it could have been far worse for the hosts had Spurs decided not to ease up in the second period.

The 23-year-old was joined by fellow North London-based star Santi Cazorla in leading the creativity charts – the Spain international also recording five key passes.

Arsenal found life much tougher than Spurs as they narrowly defeated Everton at the Emirates 2-1, the goals coming via French duo Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny.

Despite playing in a deeper position, Cazorla is equally adept at carving out opportunities for his side and he once again stood out for the Gunners in this aspect.

Fellow teammates Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere have on more than one occasion made it abruptly clear how they wish to earn a regular stating berth through the middle.

The problem they face, however, is that former Malaga man Cazorla is arguably the Premier League’s most effective deep-lying playmaker and his importance to Arsenal is evident from his output.

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