More creative than Coutinho and Sanchez: Sunderland's Lee Cattermole provides most key passes this weekend

Sunderland star created more goalscoring chances than any one in the Premier League, narrowly edging big money Arsenal and Liverpool attackers.

Sunderland were left frustrated at the weekend in their efforts to break down West Bromwich Albion.

They could only draw 0-0 at home to the Baggies, and while the point could prove important at the end of the season in their relegation battle, right now it seems like an opportunity missed.

It was not down to a lack of effort, and midfield ace Lee Cattermole was a key part of their efforts offensively, showcasing the side of his game which is rarely discussed, often overshadowed by his tendency to find his way into the referee's notebook. 

Cattermole created six goalscoring opportunities for Sunderland during the match, more than any Premier League player did in an individual game over the course of the weekend.

This saw him edge big money attackers like Philippe Coutinho, Christian Eriksen and Alexis Sanchez, who are more relied upon by their respective teams to decide games.

  TeamKey Passes
Lee Cattermole Sunderland 6
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 5
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 5
Manuel Lanzini West Ham 5
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 5

An inspired goalkeeper display from West Brom stopper Ben Foster stopped Cattermole's teammates from taking advantage of his creativity, but a few more performances like this and Sam Allardyce's side may experience a change in luck.

Up next are Premier League leaders Leicester City on Sunday, in a match neither side will want to lose, for very different reasons.


Passing AccuracyTotal Att AssistGoalsGoal AssistTotal ContestAccurate CrossOn Target Shooting AccuracyDuel WonMins Played
Lee Cattermole72%6001150%490

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