As good as Ozil: Christian Eriksen posts record stat v Crystal Palace

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker matched the Arsenal man with a season's best performance against Palace.

Dele Alli scored a wonder goal against Crystal Palace, while Harry Kane got the comeback going. Hugo Lloris made some excellent saves, while Toby Alderweireld was once again a rock at the back.

But, as Tottenham came back to beat Palace 3-1 on Saturday, Christian Eriksen was also doing his bit - and then some.

Indeed, as Opta stats show, the 23-year-old created no less than nine chances against the Eagles at Selhurst Park, matching a certain Mesut Ozil from Arsenal...

  MatchChances CreatedMinutes Played
Christian Eriksen C. Palace vs Tottenham 9 89
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Bournemouth 9 90
Mauro Zárate West Ham vs Stoke 8 90
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Stoke 8 84
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal vs Stoke 7 90
Dimitri Payet West Ham vs Newcastle 7 90

Ozil reached the season-record feat against Bournemouth earlier this season but Eriksen's creativity for Spurs against Palace puts him right up there with the German, managing the achievement in a minute less - if that technically takes him to outright top.

The Arsenal man has posted similar stats more regularly, also managing eight key passes against Stoke and then creating seven chances in several games.

But Tottenham's Eriksen showed his creativity on Saturday - will anyone enter double figures this season when it comes to chances created in a match?

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