What’s the record for most assists by a player in a single Premier League campaign?
Assists have always been an essential part of football, and the Premier League is no exception. The ability to create opportunities for teammates and unlock defences is highly valued in the English top-flight, and it is often the difference between winning and losing matches. In this article, we will take a look at the top six players with the most assists in a single Premier League season, and their contributions to their teams’ success.
6- Kevin De Bruyne 2016-17 (18)
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne recorded 18 assists in the 2016-17 season, helping his team finish third in the league. De Bruyne’s performances that season were impressive, with the Belgian midfielder providing the creative spark that unlocked defences and created scoring opportunities for his teammates. De Bruyne’s precision passing and vision were a joy to watch, and he was a crucial factor in City’s successful campaign.
5- Cesc Fabregas 2014-15 (18)
Cesc Fabregas recorded 18 assists in the 2014-15 season, his first season at Chelsea. Fabregas was instrumental in the Blues’ title-winning campaign, creating chances for his teammates with his precise passing and vision. The Spanish midfielder’s performances that season were so impressive that he was also named the Premier League Playmaker of the Season.
4- Frank Lampard 2004-05 (18)
Frank Lampard, a Chelsea legend, also recorded 18 assists in the 2004-05 season. Lampard was a key player for the Blues in that campaign, providing assists and goals from midfield as Chelsea won their first title in 50 years. Lampard’s performances that season earned him the FWA Footballer of the Year award.
3- Mesut Ozil 2015-16 (19)
Mesut Ozil’s 19 assists in the 2015-16 season helped Arsenal finish second in the league that year. The German playmaker was at the peak of his powers that season, creating numerous chances for his teammates with his impeccable vision and passing range. Ozil’s performances that season earned him the Premier League Playmaker of the Season award.
2- Kevin De Bruyne 2019-20 (20)
Kevin De Bruyne equaled the record for the most assists in a single Premier League season in the 2019-20 season, recording an incredible 20 assists. De Bruyne’s creativity and vision were a joy to watch, and he was a crucial factor in Manchester City‘s successful title defence. The Belgian midfielder’s ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates made him one of the best players in the world that season.
1- Thierry Henry 2002-03 (20)
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry tops this list, having recorded 20 assists in the 2002-03 season. Henry was a complete forward and was equally adept at scoring and assisting goals. The Frenchman’s performances that season were pivotal in Arsenal’s title-winning campaign, with Henry providing the creative spark that unlocked defences and created scoring opportunities for his teammates. Henry’s ability to combine his goalscoring with his creative flair made him one of the best players to ever grace the Premier League.