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

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

Kevin De Bruyne’s impressive assist statistics raise various questions and we have to ponder if the Manchester City player ever thought about owning the Premier League record if Jose Mourinho utilized him better at Chelsea.

With 11 assists this Premier League season, De Bruyne leads the competition by four more than his closest rivals, Bukayo Saka from Arsenal and Christian Eriksen from Man Utd. This brings his career total to 97 assists, placing him fifth all-time, two ahead of Dennis Bergkamp, and 65 behind the record holder, Ryan Giggs.

De Bruyne, who is 31 years old, joined Chelsea from Werder Bremen at 22 and only played 425 minutes in half a season before being transferred to Wolfsburg. In the Bundesliga, he contributed to six more assists before the next season where he set up 21 goals, leading to a move to Man City.

He has won the Premier League Playmaker of the Season award twice, including a 20-assist season in 2019-20, and is on track to win it a third time in six seasons. Other winners of this award include Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Eden Hazard. The award has only been in existence for five years.

De Bruyne also led the league in assists in 2016-17, a year before the award was named.

His stats suggest that he still has more to offer, creating an average of 3.71 chances per 90 minutes. After a season in which he scored 15 goals and assisted eight, De Bruyne continues to lead the way in setting up goals, with some competition from Erling Haaland.

Take a look at De Bruyne’s impressive statistics and see who is trying to catch up on the list of the 2022-23 Premier League assist leaders.

Premier League 2022-23 assist leaders

1.Kevin De BruyneManchester City Belgium11 
2.Christian EriksenManchester United Denmark7 
2.Bukayo SakaArsenal England7 
4.Gabriel JesusArsenal Brazil5 
4.Andreas PereiraFulham Brazil5 
4.Alex IwobiEverton Nigeria5 
4.Dejan KulusevskiTottenham Hotspur Sweden5 
4.Bernardo SilvaManchester City Portugal5 
4.Ivan PerisicTottenham Hotspur Croatia5 
4.Andrew RobertsonLiverpool Scotland5 
4.Granit XhakaArsenal Switzerland5 
4.Martin ØdegaardArsenal Norway5 
13.Bruno FernandesManchester United Portugal4 
13.Morgan Gibbs-WhiteNottingham Forest England4 
13.Jack HarrisonLeeds United England4 
13.RodriManchester City Spain4 
13.Mathias JensenBrentford Denmark4 
13.James MaddisonLeicester City England4 
13.Solly MarchBrighton & Hove Albion England4 
13.Michael OliseCrystal Palace France4 
13.Mohamed SalahLiverpool Egypt4 
13.Douglas LuizAston Villa Brazil4 
13.Marcus TavernierBournemouth England4 
13.Kenny TeteFulham Netherlands4 
13.Kieran TrippierNewcastle United England4 
13.Jamie VardyLeicester City England4 
13.Ollie WatkinsAston Villa England4 
28.Roberto FirminoLiverpool Brazil3 
28.CasemiroManchester United Brazil3 
28.Patson DakaLeicester City Zambia3 
28.Eberechi EzeCrystal Palace England3 
28.Phil FodenManchester City England3 
28.Jack GrealishManchester City England3 
28.Pascal GroßBrighton & Hove Albion Germany3 
28.Bruno GuimarãesNewcastle United Brazil3 
28.Erling HaalandManchester City Norway3 
28.Pierre-Emile HøjbjergTottenham Hotspur Denmark3 
28.Kelechi IheanachoLeicester City Nigeria3 
28.Neeskens KebanoFulham DR Congo3 
28.Sean LongstaffNewcastle United England3

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

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