Premier League most assists 2017-18: Man City stars De Bruyne & Sane lead

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Who will finish the season as the best playmaker in the English top flight? Goal brings you the latest in the race for most goals created

Unsurprisingly given their position at the top of the table, Manchester City are dominating this season's Premier League assists chart.

Pep Guardiola's side is littered with creative talent and Kevin De Bruyne is looking to defend his crown as the English top flight's assist king.

He faces stiff competition from team-mates David Silva and Leroy Sane, though, as well as the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Willian, Mesut Ozil, Dele Alli and Mohamed Salah.

Paul Pogba is also in the race, but star turns at the Etihad Stadium have edged clear of a Manchester United rival once again at the top of the charts. 

Goal brings you the latest Premier League assists ranking...


PREMIER LEAGUE 2017-18 MOST ASSISTS


Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba, Man Utd

De Bruyne is on pace to retain his title with a league-leading 14 assists, with City team-mate Sane the only other player to have reached double figures. Pogba is now five off the leader.

A third Citizen, Silva, and new Arsenal signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan round out the top five, with Ozil, Tottenham's Alli and Leicester winger Mahrez leading the chasing pack.

Most assists in the Premier League:

*Correct as of 20:00 GMT on February 11, 2018

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 14
2 Leroy Sane Manchester City 10
3 Paul Pogba Manchester United 9
=4 David Silva Manchester City 8
=4 Henrikh Mkhitaryan Arsenal 8
=6 Dele Alli Tottenham 7
=6 Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 7
=6 Mesut Ozil Arsenal 7
=6 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 7
=10 Marc Albrighton Leicester City 6
=10 Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea 6
=10 Willian Chelsea 6
=10 Christian Eriksen Tottenham 6
=10 Pascal Gross Brighton & Hove Albion 6
=10 Jordon Ibe Bournemouth 6
=10 Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 6
=10 Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City 6
=10 Raheem Sterling Manchester City 6

WHO FINISHED ON TOP IN 2016-17?


Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City

De Bruyne had the most assists in the Premier League last season, racking up 18 for Manchester City.

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De Bruyne's closest rival was Tottenham playmaker Eriksen, who amassed an impressive 15 assists as Spurs finished second in the top flight.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez rounded out the top five.

The past five winners prior to De Bruyne were Ozil, Fabregas, Steven Gerrard, Juan Mata and Silva.

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