The fascinating race to become the Premier League‘s top playmaker is over, with Kevin De Bruyne having equalled a longstanding record.
The Belgian tops the assist standings having set up a total of 20 goals. He now shares the single-season record with Thierry Henry.
The three official winners of the Premier League Playmaker Award:
🇧🇪 2017/18: Kevin De Bruyne
🇧🇪 2018/19: Eden Hazard
🇧🇪 2019/20: Kevin De Bruyne
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Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was De Bruyne’s closest challenger. He ends the campaign on on 13 after adding one more in his side’s win over Chelsea in gameweek 37. This is the highest number of assists a defender has ever recorded in a single Premier League campaign.
Andrew Robertson is just one behind his teammate with 12 and another three players joined the trio on double figures with David Silva, Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah all recording 10 assists for the season.
Most assists Premier League 2019/20 season: Table standings
Players with the same amount of assists are separated by minutes played.
|1st||Kevin De Bruyne||20 assists||2798 minutes|
|2nd||Trent Alexander-Arnold||13 assists||3171 minutes|
|3rd||Andrew Robertson||12 assists||3113 minutes|
|4th||David Silva||10 assists||1832 minutes|
|5th||Son Heung-Min||10 assists||2486 minutes|
|6th||Mohamed Salah||10 assists||2884 minutes|
|7th||Riyad Mahrez||9 assists||1940 minutes|
|8th||Adama Traoré||9 assists||2606 minutes|
|9th||Harvey Barnes||8 assists||2090 minutes|
|10th||Roberto Firmino||8 assists||3001 minutes|
(Correct as of 18:30 – 26/07/2020)