Matteo Guendouzi has been winning all the plaudits this season but Arsenal actually collect more points when he doesn’t start games.
The teenager was a surprise addition during the summer and even more surprising first teamer when most of us thought he was ‘one for the future’.
His performances have garnered a number of positive headlines as well as plaudits from the Arsenal fan base, but when Guendouzi starts Arsenal are more likely to collect almost a full point less than when he doesn’t.
In the table below, compiled by the CIES Observatory, you can see the players who have a negative impact on their teams’ point totals when they start v when they don’t.
The other thing that jumped out from this table is Mousa Dembele’s inclusion and points difference. He has been hailed recently for being integral to the Spurs starting lineup and key to their great form.