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Premier League 2022/23 assist chart: Who will win Playmaker of the Season?

Premier League 2022/23 assist chart: Who will win Playmaker of the Season?

We must wonder if Kevin De Bruyne has ever pondered whether he would hold the Premier League record if Jose Mourinho had utilized him more effectively at Chelsea.

De Bruyne’s 11 Premier League assists this season are four more than his nearest competitors, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen, and give him a career total of 97. That places him fifth all-time, two ahead of Dennis Bergkamp and 65 (?) behind Ryan Giggs, who holds the record.

The 31-year-old Belgian superstar arrived at Chelsea from Werder Bremen at the age of 22 and recorded only 425 minutes before being traded to Wolfsburg.

Back in the Bundesliga, De Bruyne finished the season with six assists before setting up 21 goals the following year to earn a move to Man City.

Since then, he has won the inaugural Premier League Playmaker of the Season Award twice, including a 20-assist 2019-20 campaign, and he is on pace to make it three in a row. This award is only five years old and has been won by Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Eden Hazard.

De Bruyne also led the Premier League in assists in 2016-17, before the league even had a name for the distinction.

Incredibly, ‘KDB’ is generating 3.61 chances per ninety minutes, indicating that he’s not done yet. After a season in which he scored 15 goals and dished out eight assists, De Bruyne is back taunting those who would dare chase him in terms of goal assists (some guy named Erling Haaland is helping…).

Take a look at De Bruyne’s impressive statistics, and then continue reading to find out who is chasing him on the list of Premier League assist leaders for the 2022-23 season.

We must wonder if Kevin De Bruyne has ever pondered whether he would hold the Premier League record if Jose Mourinho had utilized him more effectively at Chelsea.

De Bruyne’s 11 Premier League assists this season are four more than his nearest competitors, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen, and give him a career total of 97. That places him fifth all-time, two ahead of Dennis Bergkamp and 65 (?) behind Ryan Giggs, who holds the record.

The 31-year-old Belgian superstar arrived at Chelsea from Werder Bremen at the age of 22 and recorded only 425 minutes before being traded to Wolfsburg.

Back in the Bundesliga, De Bruyne finished the season with six assists before setting up 21 goals the following year to earn a move to Man City.

Since then, he has won the inaugural Premier League Playmaker of the Season Award twice, including a 20-assist 2019-20 campaign, and he is on pace to make it three in a row. This award is only five years old and has been won by Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Eden Hazard.

De Bruyne also led the Premier League in assists in 2016-17, before the league even had a name for the distinction.

Incredibly, ‘KDB’ is generating 3.61 chances per ninety minutes, indicating that he’s not done yet. After a season in which he scored 15 goals and dished out eight assists, De Bruyne is back taunting those who would dare chase him in terms of goal assists (some guy named Erling Haaland is helping…).

Take a look at De Bruyne’s impressive statistics, and then continue reading to find out who is chasing him on the list of Premier League assist leaders for the 2022-23 season.

Premier League 2022-23 assist leaders

  1. Kevin De Bruyne, Man City — 11
  2. Bukayo Saka, Arsenal — 7
  3. Christian Eriksen, Manchester United — 7
  4. Bernardo Silva, Man City — 5
  5. Dejan Kulusevski, Tottenham Hotspur — 5
  6. Alex Iwobi, Everton — 5
  7. Andy Robertson, Liverpool — 5
  8. Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal — 5
  9. Martin Odegaard, Arsenal — 5
  10. Ivan Perisic, Tottenham Hotspur — 5
  11. Andreas Pereira, Fulham — 5
  12. Granit Xhaka, Arsenal — 5
  13. Jamie Vardy, Leicester City — 4
  14. James Maddison, Leicester City — 4
  15. Marcus Tavernier, Bournemouth — 4
  16. Kieran Trippier, Newcastle — 4
  17. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool — 4
  18. Michael Olise, Crystal Palace — 4
  19. Kenny Tete, Fulham — 4
  20. Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa — 4
  21. Mathias Jensen, Brentford — 4
  22. Jack Harrison, Leeds — 4
  23. Morgan Gibbs-White, Nottingham Forest — 4
  24. Solly March, Brighton and Hove Albion — 4
  25. Rodri, Manchester City — 4
  26. Douglas Luiz, Aston Villa — 4
  27. Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United — 4

Premier League 2022/23 assist chart: Who will win Playmaker of the Season?

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