Top 10 Premier League assist kings of all time
Despite their shambolic exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Wigan Athletic again, there is no denying that Manchester City is firing on all cylinders as the end to the 2017-18 season nears. A lot of credit, without any doubt, goes to the hard-working engine in their midfield called Kevin De Bruyne.
While it already looks like he might end the season as the top assist-provider (14 assists in 27 games as of 20th February 2018), his overall 42 assists in Premier League (41 with Manchester City + 1 with Chelsea) places him at a joint 54th on the list of all-time highest assists-providers in the Premier League since 1992.
So, do you know the names of the top assists-providers in the Premier League since 1992?
#10 Thierry Henry
Passes (since 2006)*: 600
Passes per match (since 2006)*: 2.33
Crosses (since 2006)*: 64
Clubs played for in Premier League: Arsenal (1997-2007, 2012 - loan)
A few would expect a striker with a legacy as that of Thierry Henry to be a top assist-provider as well. But the French hit-man, in his 258 appearances for the Gunners racked up a mammoth 74 assists, propelling him to No.10 on the list.
His best tally was in the season 2002-03, where he not only clinched the award for top assists (20) but also came second on the list for highest goals scored (24)!
* - When the Premier League began in 1992/93, only a basic level of match data was gathered. Over time, this has increased and since 2006/07, a wide range of statistics (like the number of passes, passes per match and crosses) are now provided.