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Most chances created: La Liga 2021/22 season standings

By Harry Edwards

Most chances created: La Liga 2021/22 season standings

Published: 12:10, 13 September 2021

Some players are blessed with the ability to create chances and others, unfortunately, are not.

It takes a particular type of player to be able to carve out an opportunity for their teammate by spotting a gap in a defensive line, whether through producing a pinpoint pass, whipping in a stunning cross, or executing an accurate set-piece.

La Liga is home to some of the finest passers in the world and, as a result, some of the best creators. The 2021/22 season looks certain to bring more of the same. However, someone will be after Lionel Messi’s crown after his departure to PSG.

The Argentine magician created 77 chances last season, more than any other player in the division, four ahead of David Ferreiro as the only two to hit the 70+ mark. Toni Kroos was one of just four players to reach double digits for assists in La Liga last season and he came in third for chances created, with 67.

In the early stages of the 2021/22 season, Iker Muniain and Marcos Acuña are the leaders with 12 chances created each, one ahead of Carlos Soler – the only three to have hit double digits so far.

But who will finish on top this season? Keep track of the top 10 chance-creation leaders below as the 2021/22 campaign progresses.

Most chances created La Liga 2021/22 season: Current standings

Players with the same amount of chances created are separated by minutes played. Stats correct as of 11:30, 13/09/21.

Position Player Chances created Set-piece chances created Assists Minutes Played
1st Marcos Acuña 12 4 1 254
2nd Iker Muniain 12 6 3 315
3rd Carlos Soler 11 6 2 352
4th Karim Benzema 9 1 4 358
5th Ángel Montoro 8 5 0 196
6th Nabil Fekir 8 5 0 262
7th Jesús Navas 8 0 0 270
8th Iago Aspas 8 0 1 460
9th Martín Merquelanz 7 3 0 176
10th Óscar Trejo 7 3 2 245