Rangers skipper James Tavernier has moved to just one spot behind Harry Kane in the Europa League player rankings after an outstanding start to the season.
The ‘FedEx Performance Zone‘ runs statistics from Europa League and domestic action through an algorithm to create rankings and unsurprisingly, the right-back is faring very well.
Tavernier scored once and contributed to an opening matchday clean sheet against Standard Liege last week, which, coupled with his outstanding domestic form, saw him move into ninth position in the overall rankings.
He didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet or notch an assist on Thursday night against Lech Poznan, but he did contribute to another shutout, and he’s since moved up to eighth.
With 3915, he’s now only two points behind the England captain, after Kane failed to make an impact off the bench in Spurs’ away defeat to Antwerp.
Tavernier sits one spot ahead of Group D rivals Benfica’s highest-rated player, Darwin Nuñez.
The Uruguay international signed for the Portuguese giants for €24m (approximately £22m) from Almeria in the summer [Goal.com] and scored a stunning hat-trick against Poznan on matchday one.
The Rangers star will no doubt be delighted to be in the top 10 form players in the competition and he certainly deserves his spot, after producing consistently outstanding performances across the opening months of the season.