It isn’t just in front of goal he excels though, he can pick a pass and become involved in play. He has a pass average of 26.1 and a success rate of 72%.
For a young player making his way in the Championship, that’s quite some stat.
Perhaps his background has helped, rather than come through a heavily funded academy it could be argued he’s be ‘dragged up’ through the divisions, without the gliz and glamour of the top flight.
Perhaps that would be exactly what Stoke need if they do take a fall from grace in two months time. Bowen hasn’t been protected and he isn’t blind to the dirty side of the lower leagues.
He’s come up the real way, through hard work and perseverance and when the chips are down, maybe that is exactly what a relegated Premier League club needs, a dose of realism.