Joey Barton: The enigmatic figure of English football - originally posted on Soccerlens.comApart from his footballing skills, what sets Joey Barton apart from the rest are his antics off the field and no other footballer (bar Mario Balotelli) can divide opinions as much as the Marseille midfielder does.
Barton has been an above average presence in the British footballing circles with occasional spurts in form that saw him getting the odd international start, while this season, he has been far brilliant than the average Premier League central midfielders.
Joey Barton – Love him or hate him but it’s hard to ignore him
Barton’s passing ability and tackling were always better than average midfielders in England and since 2009, his progress graph only marks in the upward direction. With over 81% passing accuracy, Barton has provided three assists for his team, bagging one goal in the process too.
To compare his performances with Premier League stars, here’s one stat to demonstrate how go...