With Lionel Messi currently on the injury table, the burden of becoming Barcelona’s main attraction has fallen at the quick feet of Brazil international Neymar.
And the stats are already showing that Luis Enrique was right to put his faith in the former Santos striker.
Neymar bagged 22 goals last season and finally showed glimpses of his true untapped potential as Barcelona won the Champions League, the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey.
And the 23-year-old has continued his hot streak going into 2016, averaging 3.35 chances created per 90 minutes in La Liga, as per barcablaugranes.com.
What’s more impressive is that Neymar’s seemingly faultless teammate Messi averaged just 2.48 chances per game last season.
Neymar also leads the La Liga goalscoring table this season, surpassing Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema with nine goals.
The Argentina ace may remain the best footballer in the world and of course he will slot right back into his position as Barca’s main man when he returns to full fitness…
But the statistics don’t lie and it’s clear that Neymar is emerging as a real force to be reckoned with.