De Bruyne, Sane and Silva see Man City creativity department join exclusive club

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The Premier League leaders have been full of goals this season, with three playmaking stars having all broken into double figures in terms of assists

Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva have joined an exclusive Premier League club as an assist-making machine at Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been full of goals this season, which should come as no surprise when taking into account the attacking talent at their disposal.

Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus offer predatory instincts in the final third, while a crop of world-class playmakers provide ammunition from deep.

Former Chelsea man De Bruyne has been a standout performer in that department since returning to English football in 2015.

World Cup winner Silva has also spent a number of years at the very top of his game, with his presence helping a well-oiled City machine to ease through the gears.

Sane has merely added to a formidable unit, with the Germany international bringing pace and direct running to the fold.

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Silva and De Bruyne were back at their brilliant best against Everton on Saturday, with the former providing two assists inside 37 minutes and the latter a third as City eased a step closer to the Premier League title.

Only two other sides have seen three players hit double figures in terms of goals created before, with Guardiola’s team raising the bar in the English top-flight.

De Bruyne has been City’s go-to man for assists for a number of seasons now, with the Belgium midfielder a rare talent who has eclipsed the efforts of those around him in England.

The challenge facing City’s rivals, with the 2017-18 crown all but wrapped up, is to find creative talent capable of emulating the achievements of those at the Etihad Stadium.

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