Josh Cullen continued his rise under manager Vincent Kompany, with another classy performance for Championship leaders Burnley in their 4-0 win over Huddersfield.
Michael Obafemi also continued his hot start since transferring to the club, with a fine goal after coming off the bench in the 68th minute.
Cullen has been a crucial midfield engine for a couple of seasons now at both club and country, and some of is stats from yesterday's game highlight his undeniable skill.
He had an 88.5% pass completion rate, won 11 duels, had 124 touches, and won two tackles and two interceptions in the 90 minutes.
The performance also backs up the high praise lavished on him recently, when Kompany referred to him as the 'ultimate player.'
Josh Cullen And Michael Obafemi Shine For Burnley
OBA DI OBLA DA pic.twitter.com/dENxCOb9bP
— Irish Footy Vids (@IrishFootyVids) February 26, 2023
Josh Cullen v Huddersfield
90 Minutes played
100 Accurate Passes out of 113 (88.5%)
No other Burnley player has completed more passes for the #Clarets this season
(1903 = 86.8% completion rate)
You have to be rather good to keep Jack Cork out of the team 👏 pic.twitter.com/8ls0Zl0dRR
— Bᴜʀɴʟᴇʏsᴛᴀᴛs | Dave Roberts 📶 (@DLRbrts) February 26, 2023
In terms of technical skill, has the poteintial to be the best player i've ever seen at Burnley.
I'll hold complete judgement until the Prem, but I honestly think he'll walk it.#TwitterClarets pic.twitter.com/QGmDD1S7dJ
— 𝙇𝙞𝙖𝙢🇧🇪 (@OfficialVizeh) February 25, 2023
Who’s Burnley’s player of the season so far?
And why is it Josh Cullen? #Twitterclarets
— The Burnley Way (@TheBurnleyWay) February 25, 2023
Michael Obafemi's goal stole his thunder but WHAT a performance from Josh Cullen today (*Keith Andrews voice*) 🇮🇪👏
⏱ 90 minutes played
📊 101 passes completed (89%)
⚔ 11 duels won (most in match)
💪 2 tackles and 2 interceptions
🏹 12 passes into the final third #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/GVrFwkZ6wU
— Kenny's Kids (@KennysKids) February 25, 2023
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“I can't be complimentary enough, but I think everyone can see what he does.
“The team appreciates it. His strength is that he's the ultimate player that puts the team before himself.
“Football naturally always drives you towards being selfish, it just happens that way because you've got to look after yourself.
“There are only very few players, despite all of that, who decide to make a conscious choice to put the team above themselves.
“You can't really scout that, you only know it when you work with players.
“The best way to describe Josh is that he came to Anderlecht, from Charlton, as a squad player and he became the most important player in my squad.
“Then he came to Burnley, back in English football in the Championship, where he was really going to help us out, and he became one of the most important players in the team.”