This is a fabulous look at the stats v eyes debate, from the perspective of a Spurs game. Really worth a read.
I think this gets to the heart of the Ruiz thing, too. Ruiz isn’t the player that Eriksen is (or is he? If Eriksen was playing for Fulham…) but he’s trying the same kinds of things. The numbers say that Eriksen was amazing for Spurs against Newcastle. Fans say he was awful. Ruiz was much the same last year for Fulham, with Whoscored.com having him as our joint best player with Berbatov, and fans… well you know what fans think.