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What is the record for most Premier League assists in a season?

Many goals wouldn't be scored if not for the players providing the crucial assists: a great delivery from a free-kick or an in-swinging corner that makes a tap-in easier than ever.

Goal-scorers tend to get most of the attention during matches, but a good assist should never be overlooked.

So which player holds the record for providing the most Premier League assists in a single campaign? Goal takes a look.

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What is the record for most Premier League assists in a season?

The record of most Premier League assists in a single season is shared by Thierry Henry and Kevin De Bruyne, who both tallied 20.

Henry racked up his incredible assist tally playing for Arsenal during the 2002-03 season, while De Bruyne clocked in 20 assists for Manchester City in 2019-20.

De Bruyne makes the top 10 list an astonishing three times, managing 18 assists during the 2016-17 season for Manchester City plus a further 16 assists in 2017-18 for the same club.

They are followed by former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in third place, who had 19 assists to his name during the 2015-16 season.

Then comes former Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Cesc Fabregas plus De Bruyne again, all on 18 assists each.

Fabregas also appears on the list twice, his 17 assists for Arsenal in 2007-08 ranking him in seventh place.

Most Premier League assists in a season full list

2002-03Thierry Henry20
2019-20Kevin De Bruyne20
2015-16Mesut Ozil19
2004-05Frank Lampard18
2014-15Cesc Fabregas18
2016-17Kevin De Bruyne18
2007-08Cesc Fabregas17
1992-93Eric Cantona16
2017-18Kevin De Bruyne16
1994-95Matthew Le Tissier15
1995-96Steve McManaman15
1999-00David Beckham15
1999-00Nolberto Solano15
2001-02Robert Pires15
2011-12David Silva15
2016-17Christian Eriksen15
2017-18Leroy Sane15
2018-19Eden Hazard15

Who has the most assists in Premier League history?

Ryan Giggs is the current record-holder for most assists in Premier League history, with 162 during his extensive career at Old Trafford.

He is followed by Fabregas, who provided a total of 111 assists during his time playing for both the Gunners and Chelsea – but he is still a whopping 51 behind Giggs.

Wayne Rooney comes in third with 103 assists, with Lampard shortly behind on 102.

Ex-Arsenal man Dennis Bergkamp rounds out the top five with 94 assists

1Ryan Giggs1621992-93 – 2012-13
2Cesc Fabregas1112004-05 – 2017-18
3Wayne Rooney1032002-03 – 2017-18
4Frank Lampard1021997-98 – 2014-15
5Dennis Bergkamp941995-96 – 2005-06