The top 20 most creative players in Europe this season including Eden Hazard, Antoine Greizmann and Mohamed Salah

28 Jan

While everyone values a prolific goalscorer, finding players to create chances on a regular basis takes real skill.

Historically, the most expensive players in the world have tended to be either central or wide midfielders capable of making and taking chances.

Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are in the top 20 most creative players this season

Across the top five leagues in Europe there are some surprising names at the top of the chance creation list.

Clearly the Hazard family possess fantastic footballing genes as brothers Eden and Thorgan are both included in the top 20.

Meanwhile former Manchester United flop Memphis Depay continues to prove there is life after Old Trafford as he makes his way onto the list.

And Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is showing no signs of the infamous ‘Second Season Syndrome’ as he continues to lead Liverpool’s assault on the Premier League.

But just who is the most creative player in Europe so far this season?

Scroll down to see the top 20 players in descending order.

20. Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina)

Chances created – 42

= 18. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Chances created – 43

= 18. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)

Chances created – 43

= 16. Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen)

Chances created – 44

= 16. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham)

Chances created – 44

= 14. Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Chances created – 45

= 14. Naim Sliti (Dijon)

Chances created – 45

= 12. Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan)

Chances created – 46

= 12. Max Kruse (Werder Bremen)

Chances created – 46

10. Ryan Fraser (AFC Bournemouth)

Chances created – 47

= 9. James Maddison (Leicester City)

Chances created – 48

9. Dani Parejo (Valencia)

Chances created – 48

= 7. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

Chances created – 49

= 7. Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese)

Chances created – 49

= 4. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Chances created – 52

= 4. Suso (AC Milan)

Chances created – 52

= 4. Willian (Chelsea)

Chances created – 52

3. Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyonnais)

Chances created – 62

2. Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta)

Chances created – 64

1. Dimitri Payet (Marseille)

Chances created – 66