The 2016/17 league seasons are past us and now all the stats can be aggregated. Who are the leading assist men across Europe’s top five leagues?
The guy Arsenal should pursue, Emil Forsberg, reigns supreme.
31.5% of Emil Forsberg's 19 assists in the #Bundesliga this season were for Timo Werner.
Deadly duo. 👬 pic.twitter.com/FngEXtZsnB
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 21, 2017
The King in England…
No player has created more assists (18) than Kevin De Bruyne in the 2016/2017 Premier League season. 🎯
— StrataSport (@StrataSport) May 23, 2017
Most assists in Europe's top 5 leagues since 2014/15:
Kevin De Bruyne (45)
Lionel Messi (43)
Luis Suarez (43)
Dimitri Payet (38)
— 8 Fact Football (@8Fact_Footballl) May 17, 2017
Cesc Fabregas is now outright 2nd for most #PL assists (103), one ahead of Frank Lampard (102), but behind Giggs (162)
— ChelsGreen Indonesia (@chelsandgreen) April 25, 2017
No big surprises there but four from the Premier league highlights just how much English teams rely on one primary creative force (and a number ten type) for the final pass. The load is also shared more evenly amongst the talent in other leagues.