Outright Odds

Premier League most assists: Playmaker Award favourites for 2023/24

By Harry Edwards

Published: 7:00, 5 December 2023

One of the more recent accolades, the Premier League Playmaker Award focuses on the players setting up the goals.

Historically, goalscorers have had all the focus when it comes to the attack, but now more appreciation has been shown to those providing the assists — and the Premier League has a lot of playmakers. Since the Playmaker Award was first given in 2017/18, four players have picked it up, with Kevin De Bruyne leading the way on three.

The Belgian won the first with 16 assists, got his second crown in 2019/20 with a record-equalling 20, and then hit 16 again last season. He is joined by compatriot Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah, the latter duo also winning the Golden Boot alongside their Playmaker Award.

De Bruyne will always be among the favourites to win the Playmaker Award as long as he is in the Premier League, but this season there should be a different name on the trophy, with the Belgian missing a chunk of action through injury.

So, who could take his crown? Kane is no longer in the Premier League, leaving for Bayern Munich, but Salah is fighting near the top of the list on six assists. However, two other players are at the top of the assists charts…

Premier League Playmaker Awards odds & favourites


Player CopyBet
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) 11/4
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 8/1
Pedro Neto (Wolves) 8/1
Jeremy Doku (Man City) 8/1
James Ward-Prowse (West Ham) 10/1
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) 14/1
James Maddison (Tottenham) 20/1
Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd) 20/1
Erling Haaland (Man City) 25/1
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (07:00, 05/12/2023). BeGambleAware.

Premier League most assists: 2023/24 season | EPL

Players with the same amount of assists are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 07:00 on 05/12/23.

Player Assists xA Minutes Played
Pedro Neto 7 2.63 887
Kieran Trippier 7 4.9 1,219
Ollie Watkins 6 1.71 1, 220
Mohamed Salah 6 3.75 1,226
Jeremy Doku 5 2.55 697
James Maddison 5 3.2 888
Bukayo Saka 5 4.66 1,126
James Ward-Prowse 5 3.56 1,144
Julian Alvarez 5 3.68 1,167
Darwin Nunez 4 1.06 774

CopyBet special offer: Bet £10, get up to £40 in Free Sports Bets

Not got a Copybet account yet? Eligible readers* can take advantage of their welcome offer by following the steps below: 

1. Sign up at CopyBet using this link

2. Place a qualifying bet at our Sportsbook, with at least a £10 stake and 1.5 or greater odds.

3. Get 4 free bets, worth £10 each.

*18+ only. New customers only. For verified UK clients only. The qualifying bet should start at £10 and have 1.5 or greater odds. Following the qualifying bet, you will receive 4 free bets that can be used one after another. Each free bet lasts for 7 days. Single bet only. Pre-Match or Live. No Cash-Out. Max payout – £500. BeGambleAware.org

Premier League top playmakers: 2023/24 season | EPL

Players with the same amount of chances created are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 07:00 on 05/12/23.

Player Chances Created Open Play Minutes Played
Kieran Trippier 41 26 1,219
Julian Alvarez 37 25 1,167
Bukayo Saka 36 24 1,126
Bruno Fernandes 36 25 1,260
Mohamed Salah 34 33 1,226
James Maddison 31 19 888
Pascal Groß 30 17 1,013
James Ward-Prowse 30 9 1,144
Dominik Szoboszlai 30 21 1,192
Dejan Kulusevski 28 28 1,223