The Premier League’s top five Playmakers
It has been suggested that creativity is the most important part of the modern game and that the more opportunities a team produces, the more likely they are to win.
It derives from the concept that offense is the best form of defense, and the team that scores more goals always wins. But you can’t score goals until you create a lot of chances, which is where the playmakers come in handy.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 4 assists.
Alexander-Arnold on this list is unsurprising, given Jurgen Klopp’s tactical style, which allows him to play more like a winger than a fullback. He’s generated twice as many opportunities as he’s assisted on so far.
Gabriel Jesus -5 assists.
Jesus was supposed to be Sergio Aguero’s backup, but he seemingly lacks the instincts of a striker needed to play in a Pep Guardiola team. Since being moved to the wing, he’s been twice as prolific and creative as he was in the previous seasons.
Mateo Kovacic – 5 assists.
The central midfielder has fully assimilated to Thomas Tuchel’s preferred style of play. The Croatian has profited because he is getting more assists and goal contributions as a result of this. Unlike Frank Lampard, who wanted him to be more defensive, Tuchel wants him to be on the edge of the box, supporting attacks.
Paul Pogba – 7 assists.
The quantity of assists hasn’t accurately reflected Paul Pogba’s performance for Manchester United this season. He had four assists in the season’s first game against Leeds United and has been ineffective in almost 70% of games this season.
Mohammed Salah – 7 assists.
After just 11 games, Salah has become the league’s top scorer and joint top assist provider. It demonstrates that he is not just capable of scoring goals, but also of setting them up.