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5 Most creative players this season so far

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04 Feb 2019, 16:50 IST

Toni Kroos is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world
Toni Kroos is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world

Assists are often used to determine how creative a player is, but it is not the most accurate statistic to determine this. A better measure would be 'key passes'. It refers to a pass that creates a goal-scoring opportunity.

In past seasons, the likes of Lionel Messi, Toni Kroos and Mesut Ozil have scored high in key passes per game. While some of the usual names like Kroos, Ozil and Kevin De Bruyne are missing from the list this season, the players who have stepped into the top five have been the creative force of their respective clubs. So let's look at the players with the most key passes per game so far this season.


#5 Memphis Depay: 3.1 Key Passes Per Game

Memphis Depay has been in form for Netherlands as well
Memphis Depay has been in form for Netherlands as well

The former Manchester United winger moved to Lyon a couple of seasons ago to resurrect his career after an unsuccessful stint with the Red Devils. It worked. Depay has been in sensational form for the French club this season as well with six goals and 12 assists. His impressive 3.1 key passes per game, according to whoscored.com, is one of the best in Europe and shows just how much he has grown as a player since leaving Old Trafford. It's bad news for Lyon though as he's now looking to move to a bigger club and, considering his form, more than one European giant will want to prize him away.

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