The new Premier League season is underway, and there are a few contenders for Player of the Season so far.
Paul Pogba has been lighting up the league this season, the Frenchman has seven assists so far. Michail Antonio has been on top form, leading the scoring charts and grabbing a further three assists, while any of Liverpool’s defenders could be considered the best player in the country to this point.
However, according to WhoScored’s ratings, one player is far and away from the best in the league, and that man is Adama Traore.
In WhoScored’s eyes, Traore has been Man of the Match in every game he’s played so far, and it’s hard to disagree with their view on things.
The Spaniard almost signed for Spurs this summer, and after his start to the season, you’d have to imagine he’d have been an incredible addition to the north London club.
He’s averaging an 8.14 WhoScored rating for his performances so far, and when you look at his underlying metrics, it’s not hard to understand why.
He’s outshining even Spurs’ best players statistically. He’s putting up more dribbles and key passes per game than both Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane, and after three years of working with Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves, we already know he’d have been a great fit for Tottenham’s system.
Yes, Traore doesn’t have a goal contribution to his name, but if it weren’t for some dodgy finishing from his teammates and some decent goalkeeping from the opposition, he’d have plenty of goals and assists to show for his incredible efforts.
Spurs missed out on Traore towards the end of the window, but after his scintillating start to the season, their failed pursuit of the Spaniard may be one they live to regret.
Traore could have been a great addition at Spurs, but sadly, they didn’t manage to get him through the door this summer.