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

By Harry Edwards

Published: 7:00, 20 February 2024

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 on the attack. Still, 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. Still, this season, there should be a different name on the trophy, with the Belgian having missed a chunk of action through injury. However, he has already recorded four assists in just 238 minutes of action.

So, who could take his crown? Kane is no longer in the Premier League, but Salah is fighting near the top of the list with eight assists. It’s another good season for the Egyptian so far, who also finds himself high up the list of the Premier League’s top scorers. However, there are a couple of players ahead of him for assists.

Premier League Playmaker Awards odds & favourites


Player CopyBet
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) 5/1
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 7/1
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) 10/1
Pedro Neto (Wolves) 10/1
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) 11/1
Pascal Gross (Brighton) 14/1
Julian Alvarez (Man City) 14/1
James Ward-Prowse (West Ham) 16/1
Jeremy Doku (Man City) 16/1
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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 20/02/24.

Player Assists xA Minutes Played
Kieran Trippier 10 6.98 2,025
Ollie Watkins 10 3.44 2,209
Pedro Neto 9 3.54 1,326
Mohamed Salah 9 5.98 1,789
Pascal Groß 9 6.51 2,003
Darwin Núñez 7 3.41 1,421
Anthony Elanga 7 3.01 1,631
Phil Foden 7 4.49 1,953
Bukayo Saka 7 7.87 2,060
Pedro Porro 7 4.71 2,067

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 18:30 on 18/02/24.

Player Chances Created Open Play Minutes Played
Bruno Fernandes 72 50 2,160
Pascal Groß 67 43 2,003
Martin Ødegaard 64 53 1,957
Kieran Trippier 63 38 2,025
Bukayo Saka 61 45 2,060
Julián Álvarez 56 38 2,003
Trent Alexander-Arnold 53 29 1,625
Andreas Pereira 53 29 1,748
Alfie Doughty 50 18 1,750
Mohamed Salah 49 48 1,789