Sky Sports rankings prove why Tottenham 25-year-old is the league’s unsung hero
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham have received many plaudits for their performances this season as they compete with Chelsea for the Premier League title.
Spurs favourites Harry Kane and Dele Alli have been at the centre of the rave reviews, but teammate Christian Eriksen is an unsung member of the side.
The 25-year-old has been ranked as the 5th best player this season in the Premier League by Sky Sports’ Power Rankings.
Sky Sports release their Power Ranking weekly, with players’ performances ranked across 32 different match day stats.
Eriksen is the highest Spurs representative for the season so far, with duo Alli (6th) and Kane (8th) also featuring in the top 10.
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Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, plus Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and leader Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal are the only players above him.
Eriksen has developed into one of the most crucial players at White Hart Lane and is an ever-present in the starting line-up.
The playmaker has made 42 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 11 goals and supplying 18 assists in return.
He has played a pivotal role in Spurs’ push for the title this season and helped them to move just four points behind leaders Chelsea.
However, Eriksen is an unsung hero in the Premier League and was omitted from the PFA Player of the Year shortlist.
The attacking midfielder deserves to be mentioned in the top brackets of players after his displays this campaign and he could still yet end up with a title medal around his neck.
Eriksen may be overshadowed by some of the others star names at Spurs, but supporters of the north London club know how important he is to their side.
In other Tottenham news, Jamie Carragher has delivered his verdict on the club’s title hopes.