Top five most creative players in the Premier League

Scoring goals is crucial in a football team’s success rate. But most of the time a player would be unable to hit the net if not for an assist by one of his team-mates.

Therefore, we take a look at the five most creative players in the Premier League (via Goal), with the amount of created chances being the difference maker.

5. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City

Despite playing just 21 of a possible 32 league matches for the Citizens, the Belgian sits at 69 created chances. No wonder City have been much better since his return from injury. De Bruyne has provided nine assists in his first season at the Etihad.

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4. Willian – Chelsea

Next up is the Blues star Willian. The Brazilian has been on fire all season, providing five assists for the Stamford Bridge club. He’s been very active creating chances for his team-mates, providing 74 chances in 29 league matches.

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3. Dimitri Payet – West Ham

It’s no surprise the Frenchman hits the top three in this list. Despite missing seven league matches due to injury, Payet has created 94 chances for the Hammers, racking up a total of eight assists.

during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 8, 2015 in Manchester, England.

2. Christian Eriksen – Tottenham

Tottenham are going strong and their Danish playmaker has been crucial in the Spurs’ success. Eriksen has provided ten assists, while he has created 102 chances in 30 matches for the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

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1. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal

The German has racked up 18 assists in 30 league matches for the Gunners. No wonder, Ozil leads this list, as he has provided a total of 123 chances for his team-mates.

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