Mauricio Pochettino appears to have found his midfield metronome in Harry Winks, who is currently leading the way in one statistic in the Premier League.
Wyscout data reported by football.london puts Winks top of the the most passes made by a midfielder with 283, which is the equivalent of 79.84 per 90 minutes.
That means he’s ahead of the likes of Paul Pogba, Jorginho, Kevin De Bruyne and Fabinho, who are supposedly the league’s best at dictating games with their passing abilities.
In the entire league, Winks ranks second in passes per 90 (81.3) with only Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte (81.3) ahead of him with.
WhoScored say he’s been impressively accurate to, with 94% of his intended passes successfully finding a man.
Winks has been accused by some of being too safe with the ball, Wyscout actually has him ranked highest for passes played into the final third, with 54 or 15.24 per 90 so far.
Winks has seriously grown into the holding midfield role of late and is surely in line to keep his place in the team for the forseeable future.
For a team to have someone so comfortable on the ball regardless of the situation is a big thing.
Winks’ ability to control the tempo of games has improved so much, and his technical abilities further strengthen his case to be a regular.
The statistics really do show what an important member of the starting XI he has become.