Everton left-back Lucas Digne is keeping some elite company in his creative output this season.
According to FIVEYARDS, the Frenchman is only one of three players to have made 30 key passes and created eight big chances this season.
Digne has set up six goals in the Premier League this season, more than the likes of Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joao Cancelo and Ben Chilwell (via Premier League). The only defender who has registered more is West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell (seven).
The figures are made all the more impressive by the fact that Digne missed a significant portion of the season. He was out from late November until January 11 with an ankle injury (via Transfermarkt).
At the end of February, the 27-year-old signed a new contract, committing to Everton until June 2025. Judging by the “insane” figures Digne is posting – in the words of one Toffees fan on Twitter – tying him down for another four years looks an increasingly shrewd decision.
These supporters certainly appreciate what he brings to the team in a creative sense:
Everton fans react to Digne statistic
“Disgustingly disrespected by other fans”
“Best attacking left back itw hth”
“Y’all ready to have the conversation of Lucas being the best LB in the Prem or nah?”
“Can we please please stop this silly debate now?”
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, best LB in the league”
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