Adrian Clarke looks at some of the standout partnerships of the 2019/20 season so far.
With the accuracy of Digne's deliveries and the aerial strength of Richarlison, they are one of the most effective full-back and forward combinations in the Premier League.
From open play, left-back Digne has produced an impressive 115 crosses this season.
The Frenchman regularly takes set-pieces and his precision leaves him fourth-highest for the number of successful crosses overall.
|Kevin De Bruyne||69|
Richarlison is outstanding in the air and attacks crosses with supreme confidence.
No player in the competition has registered more headed efforts on goal this season.
Of his 10 goals in 2019/20 so far, three have come via his head.
The Brazilian forward has a knack of knowing exactly where Digne will put the ball, and he times his runs to perfection.
The stats reflect just how effective this combinations is.
Only two pairs in the Premier League have executed a higher number of successful crosses from one player to the other, and they are largely leading because of set-pieces.
|Player||Team-mate||Successful crosses to|
|Joao Moutinho||Raul Jimenez||21|
|James Maddison||Jonny Evans||16|
|Trent Alexander-Arnold||Roberto Firmino||15|
While Richarlison gets chances from Digne's corners and wide free-kicks too, set-pieces only represent half of the opportunities laid on for him by the defender.
Eight of the key passes from Digne to Richarlison have stemmed from open play and, of the 16 supplied in total, 13 have been from crosses.
Richarlison is without question the Everton player opponents must worry about most.
Interestingly, Digne's relationship with Richarlison's strike partner Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been less fruitful.
While Calvert-Lewin has been in terrific form this term, he does not have the same chemistry with his left-back. In fact, he has received only six key passes from the Frenchman.
|Team-mate||Key passes to|
It is perhaps a surprise that Digne has provided only two assists for Richarlison in 2019/20, but if they continue to work so well together that tally is sure to improve.
This is a partnership manager Carlo Ancelotti will particularly look forward to seeing blossom over time.