New stats prove Roy Hodgson has got it wrong as Hammer Mark Noble outperforms top stars

Oulala Infographic Mark Noble

Stats embarrassing for Roy Hodgson as West Ham United captain Mark Noble outshines Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool stars.

Noble is in fantastic form and loving life as his beloved club's skipper this season under Slaven Bilic.

The Hammers midfielder is rumoured to have been shortlisted for the Premier League's Player of the Month award for February after helping his side to four wins and a draw from their six games throughout the month.

The midfielder will play to a capacity 35,000 crowd in his testimonial for his beloved Hammers later this month after 10 years loyal service in East London.

The 28-year-old midfielder has spent his entire career with the club having progressed through their youth system and into the first-team set-up.

Stats embarrassing

But while Noble's form and consistency have been lauded by fans and pundits alike, one man who remains unconvinced is England manager Hodgson.

The former Fulham boss has continually ignored Noble and West Ham's clutch of English stars despite being happy to hand caps out to young untried players and those barely featuring for their clubs.

Hodgson's reluctance to give Noble a call-up, despite the East Londoner having played for every England age group and captaining the Under 21s, has been brought into focus by a new report by football data website

The site has analysed how the West Ham hero compares to other England midfielders in the lead up to England's friendlies and Euro 2016.

The study pitches Noble's statistics this season against Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier, Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and James Milner, Manchester City's Fabian Delph and Manchester United's Michael Carrick.

And the homegrown Hammer is comfortably better than all of them in all four key areas of chances created, tackles won, successful passes and pass completion percentage.

Oulala Infographic Mark Noble

Stats Hammer home a message

Noble has created 15 chances, two more than Milner, eight more than Dier, nine more than Henderson, 14 better than Carrick and a full 15 more than Delph.

He has made 453 successful passes, a full 82 more than nearest rival Dier, 173 more than Henderson, 257 more than Milner, 267 more than Carrick and a staggering 346 better than Delph.

Noble is also miles in front when it comes to the hard part of being a midfielder. He has won 15 tackles, seven better than Dier, eight more than Liverpool duo Milner and Henderson, nine more than Carrick and 11 more than Delph.

As if that wasn't enough, he even tops the lot when it comes to pass completion rates with 86% a full 4% better than his nearest rival Carrick.

Hodgson's West Ham blind spot

The report was compiled prior to the midweek Premier League fixtures which saw Noble star in his side's 1-0 victory over rivals Spurs so his stats will be even better since.

Hodgson's West Ham blind spot rankles with Hammers fans who feel their man deserves a chance to show he can do it at international level.

Since making his debut in 2005, Noble has played 353 times for the East London side who sit sixth in the Premier League, one point off the Champions League places.

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