Scoring goals is great for any player but a large chunk of them do not happen without another player supplying the assist for them.
And with just over a month until we say goodbye to the year 2018, it’s time to look up who’s been racking up their assist count in the Premier League.
Christian Eriksen supplied the cross for Dele Alli’s goal during Tottenham’s win over Chelsea last weekend
Unsurprisingly, the chart has three players from last season’s champions and the current leaders Manchester City.
But just how many assists have the top eleven assist makers achieved so far in this calendar year? Below you can see the list of players with the most assists, courtesy of Opta.
=7. Kevin De Bruyne (7 assists)
De Bruyne was City’s standout player last season =7. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (7 assists)
The Icelandic midfielder has also scored four goals in 2018 =7. Marko Arnautovic (7 assists)
Arnautovic’s form has led to him being linked with a move to Manchester United =7. Andy Robertson (7 assists)
Robertson has plenty of opportunities to get forward for Liverpool =7. Abdoulaye Doucoure (7 assists)
Four of Doucoure’s seven assists have come this season =5. Mohamed Salah (8 assists)
Salah is 2018’s top goalscorer in the Premier League and he’s not a million miles off the assist crown either =5. Paul Pogba (8 assists)
Pogba was United’s leading assist maker last season and tops their charts in the 2018/19 campaign =3. Ryan Fraser (9 assists)
Fraser has already managed six assists this season =3. Christian Eriksen (9 assists)
Eriksen has been Tottenham’s leading Premier League assist maker in all-but one season since he joined the club in 2013 2. Leroy Sane (11 assists)
Sane was crowned PFA Young Player of the Year last season 1. Raheem Sterling (13 assists)
Sterling is on course to become the 2018 leading assist maker in the Premier League
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