Manchester City’s top-assist man
Kevin De Bruyne wins All Football Premier League Player of the season so
far for his league-leading 16 assists.
Bruyne highlights our All Football EPL Team of the Season so far and
was selected as a competitive candidate in our All Football EPL Player
of the Season so far Vote, in which he casts the most votes beating
Mane, Son, Aguero and Alexander-Arnold to the award.
Bruyne has contributed 8 goals & 16 assists in his 26 EPL games
played (25 started). Only Bayern’s Thomas Muller can equal his assist
number among Euro Top 5 leagues. He also has most key passes (80) in
EPL, 2nd most successful crosses (64) and 2nd most successful through
balls in EPL.
City talisman is simply on a different level to other central
midfielders within Europe, averaging almost three shots assisted per 90
which is notably better than second-best James Maddison with 2.4 shots
assisted. Unlike other attacking midfielders, De Bruyne generates plenty
of shots for others that are fairly easy to score. It could be easily
felt from the games.
The Belgian manages to blend quality
with quantity to such an extent that he’s a complete outlier in
comparison to others. He’s essentially twice as creative as the typical
If the Premier League season does
eventually resume, De Bruyne should almost certainly be in contention
for a major award once the campaign is concluded despite Liverpool’s
dominance, as he’s undeniably unique in contrast to his ‘competitors’.