Adrian Durham has heaped praise on Everton ace James Rodriguez as he was asked on talkSPORT about who he thinks has been the player of the season so far in the Premier League.
Speaking on the radio station, the pundit said:
“My number 1 player of the season so far, I’d say James Rodriguez.
“He’s been a joy to watch. He’s shown how football should be played!”
🏆 “My number 1 player of the season so far, I’d say James Rodriguez.”
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 6, 2020
Rodriguez has had a great start
Indeed, Rodriguez has had a great start to the 2020/21 season for the Merseyside club, scoring three goals and supplying a further two assists in just four matches in the Premier League. He has also won a staggering 6.3 of his duels per game, as well as creating four big chances and averaging 3.3 key passes, two successful dribbles and 1.8 shots per match, according to Sofascore.
Proving Darren Bent wrong
Former Tottenham and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent asked if Rodriguez was “Premier League proven” in a tweet replying to a supporter’s question to him, and now he may be made to eat his words, with some members of the Goodison Park faithful even responding to his post a month later.
Everton are top of the Premier League
Carlo Ancelotti’s team are currently top of the Premier League, and given that Rodriguez has played in all four games, he has certainly had an influence on the results, with the Toffees picking up a maximum 12 points on offer.
Where will Everton finish in the Premier League?
7th - 10th
Hard to disagree with Durham
Based off his stats so far in the EPL, it is therefore hard to disagree with Durham that Rodriguez has been the player of the season so far, but the Colombia international will surely need to maintain his impressive displays if he is to grab the official accolade at the end of the campaign.
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