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Bale living up to the hype for Tottenham



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According to Castrol EDGE Performance analysis, Gareth Bale has been one of the Premier League’s best performers this season, with the Welsh winger both scoring and creating regularly for his high-flying Tottenham side.

Indeed, so far this season, only two midfielders, Frank Lampard and Bale’s team-mate Rafael van der Vaart, have out-scored the former Southampton man, who has bagged an impressive six goals so far.

Creatively, Bale has also been in outstanding form this season, with only one player (of any position), David Silva, providing more assists while only Chelsea’s Juan Mata has set up more goal-scoring chances overall this season.

Premier League 2011/12 – Top Scoring Midfielders & Most Creative Players

Prem 11/12 – Midfielder Goals Prem 11/12 Assists Chances Created
Lampard 9 Silva 11 59
van der Vaart 7 Bale 7 59
Bale 6 Mata 7 60
Dempsey 6 Nani 7 54
Nani 6 Nasri 7 45

Bale has been rewarded for his superb performances over the past year with a place in UEFA’s Team of 2011, with the Tottenham star the only Premier League player included. One wonders how long it will be before one of the giants of La Liga or Serie A will tempt the former full-back into a move to the Continent.