West Ham United star Dimitri Payet has been in scintillating form this season, having directly contributed to a goal in four of his last six games.
The Frenchman is largely tipped to be included in this year’s PFA Team of the Year and with good reason. The midfielder has 12 goals and 10 assists for the Hammers so far this season, a record which could see him compete for the coveted PFA Player of the Year award also.
He is currently considered fifth favourite with Paddy Power, behind the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and N'Golo Kante.
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However, the ease with which he has adapted to English football having played a season less than favourite Mahrez should put him closer to the prize than expected.
Koscielny Backs Payet
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has heaped praise on his international team-mate, attributing Payet’s brilliance and the resilience of the Hammers defence as the keys to West Ham’s success this season.
Speaking to the Daily Star, the Arsenal defender had this to say: "I think he’s enjoying England. He likes to have space and he plays on the left side, and every time he comes into the middle he can shoot or give some assists.
"He’s a very dangerous player but I think West Ham have a good squad because they are strong at the back and up front they have a lot of players who can make the difference."
Payet The Key
Payet's incredible form this season has given Slaven Bilic's men an outside chance of finishing in the top four and achieving a Champions League spot for next season.
The Hammers are currently sixth in the league, five points behind fourth place Manchester City, with six games remaining.
In their remaining games, West Ham have to take on league-leaders Leicester City, as well as hosting Manchester United on the penultimate weekend.
Bilic's men are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run, winning three and drawing four, including the thrilling 3-3 draw that took place at Upton Park on Saturday against Arsenal.
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