Rangers captain James Tavernier has been rated as the best player in the Premiership so far this season, by WhoScored.com.

Most Rangers fans would probably select Joe Aribo as the standout performer in the Scottish top-flight right now.

However, it’s Tavernier, the 2020/21 PFA Scotland Player of the Year award winner, who, based on WhoScored.com‘s stats [via Sky Sports], is currently top of the pile.

Rangers Premiership best player James Tavernier
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Rangers’ Tavernier rated as Premiership’s best player

The 30-year-old right-back has scored four goals and notched a whopping ten assists from 18 appearances, helping him to a rating of 7.79.

He has received plenty of criticism since joining the Gers from Wigan Athletic way back in 2015, but he’s answered his critics time and time again.

Rangers’ second-highest rated player is Aribo with 7.39 and Alfredo Morelos is third with 7.28.

Aribo has six goals and four assists to his name in the Premiership, while Morelos has eight goals and four assists.

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Remarkably, though, despite Rangers being the standout team in the country so far this season, as is reflected by their six-point lead at the top of the table, Celtic players are second and third in the overall standings.

David Turnbull is second, only just behind Tavernier with a rating of 7.75, while Benfica loanee Jota is third with 7.48.

Finally, reported Rangers transfer target John Souttar is Hearts’ top-performing player, with a rating of 7.24.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been asked for their opinion as the SPFL consider a significant post-break Premiership rule change.

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