Premier League most assists 2017-18: Man City stars Sane & De Bruyne top charts

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Unsurprisingly given their position at the top of the table, Manchester City are dominating this season's Premier League assists chart.

Pep Guardiola's side is littered with creative talent and Kevin De Bruyne is looking to defend his crown as the English top flight's assist king.

He faces stiff competition from team-mates David Silva and Leroy Sane, though, as well as the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Willian, Mesut Ozil, Dele Alli and Mohamed Salah.

Paul Pogba is also in the race, but star turns at the Etihad Stadium have edged clear of a Manchester United rival once again at the top of the charts.

Goal brings you the latest Premier League assists ranking...


PREMIER LEAGUE 2017-18 MOST ASSISTS



David Silva Manchester City

De Bruyne is on pace to retain his title with a league-leading 10 assists, though City team-mate Sane has pulled level and Pogba is just one behind.

A third Citizen, Silva, is also within touching distance of top spot, with Tottenham's Alli and in-demand Leicester winger Mahrez leading the chasing pack.


Most assists in the Premier League:


*Correct as of 19:30 GMT on January 21, 2018

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 10
=1 Leroy Sane Manchester City 10
3 Paul Pogba Manchester United 9
4 David Silva Manchester City 8
=5 Dele Alli Tottenham 7
=5 Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 7
=7 Marc Albrighton Leicester City 6
=7 César Azpilicueta Chelsea 6
=7 Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 6
=7 Willian Chelsea 6
=7 Christian Eriksen Tottenham 6
=7 Mesut Ozil Arsenal 6
=7 Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City 6
=7 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 6
=16 Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United 5
=16 Pascal Gross Brighton and Hove Albion 5
=16 Johann Berg Gudmundsson Burnley 5
=16 Kyle Walker Manchester City 5
=16 Marcus Rashford Manchester United 5
=16 Manuel Lanzini West Ham 5
=16 Sergio Aguero Manchester City 5
=16 Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 5

De Bruyne's closest rival was Tottenham playmaker Eriksen, who amassed an impressive 15 assists as Spurs finished second in the top flight.

=16 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Brighton 5 =16 Matt Ritchie Newcastle United 5 =16 Roberto Firmino Liverpool 5

WHO FINISHED ON TOP IN 2016-17?


Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City

De Bruyne had the most assists in the Premier League last season, racking up 18 for Manchester City.

=16 Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 5

De Bruyne's closest rival was Tottenham playmaker Eriksen, who amassed an impressive 15 assists as Spurs finished second in the top flight.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez rounded out the top five.

The past five winners prior to De Bruyne were Ozil, Fabregas, Steven Gerrard, Juan Mata and Silva.