The statistic that proves Oliver Norwood is the most creative midfielder in the league

Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood has made a big impact since joining the club and statistics prove he’s been the most creative player in the matches he’s played so far this season.

Despite missing United’s first three league matches of the campaign, the 27-year-old has the highest assist to game ratio so far in the Championship.

Oliver Norwood

Oliver Norwood

Norwood has provided 0.5 assists per match on average since the start of the season, ahead of Hull City’s Evandro who has created 0.48 assists per game and Brentford’s Neal Maupay on 0.47. 

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The Northern Ireland international has bagged one goal and three assists in the league since joining on a loan deal from Brighton, which will become a permanent move in January.

His team-mate Billy Sharp is also one of the top players in the Championship when ranked by a goals to game ratio.

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Sharp, who has netted four goals so far this term, has a goals to game ratio of 0.73 – the fifth highest of any player in the league.

Brentford’s Maupay had the best goals per match rate at 1.25, followed by Jón Daði Böðvarsson of Reading with 0.94 and West Brom’s Dwight Gayle with 0.75 goals per game.