Most of the goals wouldn’t be scored if not for the players providing the crucial assists. Great deliveries from free-kicks or an in-swinging corner that makes a last touch easier than ever. Goal-scorers get most of the attention during matches, but great assists should never be overlooked. There are many players in World Football who have produced some iconic moments with their weighted passes in the final third. Sometimes the assist gives chills more than the goal because of its beauty. Midfielders, wing backs & complete number nine position players mostly provide the assists. So, let’s talk about some world-class players who hold the record for providing the Most Premier League Assists in a Season.
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Most Assists in a Premier League Season: Top 5
Thierry Henry | 2002-03
Arsenal Legend & The French Speedster Thierry Henry provided 20 assists in the 2002-03 season. They finished second in the league. Henry not only provided assists but also score 24 goals. No other player had scored 20+ goals and provided 20+ assists in a single top-five European league season in the 21st century.
Kevin De Bruyne | 2019-20
Kevin De Bruyne equalled Henry’s record of 20 assists in the 2019-20 season with Manchester City in the Premier League. They lost the league to Liverpool by a huge margin but De Bruyne managed to establish himself as one of the best players in Manchester City History. He also scored 13 goals that season and completed the 33 G+A contributions in the league. De Bruyne makes the top 10 list an astonishing three times, managing 18 assists during the 2016-17 season for Manchester City plus a further 16 assists in 2017-18 for the same club.
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Mesut Ozil | 2015-16
Mesut Ozil, another Legend of Arsenal had his peak season in 2015-16. Arsenal finished second in the league, with huge credit to Ozil. He provided 19 assists & scored 6 goals after 35 appearances. 16 of those came in his first 18 games of that season, with the German international midfielder set to absolutely smash Henry’s previous record of 20, but the final 17 appearances that campaign only yielded three more assists, including one on the final day in a 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
Frank Lampard | 2004-05
The 2004-05 season was special for Chelsea. That season was Chelsea F.C.’s 91st competitive season, 13th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 99th year as a club. Managed by José Mourinho during his first season at the club, Chelsea won the Premier League title (their first league title in 50 years) and the League Cup. The English midfielder had a blistering season with 31 G+A contributions in the Premier League. Lampard provided 18 assists and also scored 13 goals in the league.
Cesc Fabregas | 2014-15
Chelsea won the Premier League title, and Fabregas provided 18 assists in the league, Mourinho got his well-deserving praises, what more a Chelsea fan needs? A perfect season. 21 G+A contribution (3 goals) was enough to push Chelsea towards their fourth Premier League title. Fabregas also appears on the list twice, his 17 assists for Arsenal in 2007-08 ranking him in seventh place.
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Most Premier League Assists in a Season: Top 15
|2019-20||Kevin De Bruyne||20|
|2016-17||Kevin De Bruyne||18|
|2017-18||Kevin De Bruyne||16|
|1994-95||Matthew Le Tissier||15|
There’s every chance De Bruyne could join this list one more time in 2022-23. He currently has 15 assists, with Man City still having eight games to play. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is in the 2nd position for assists in the Premier League this season, with 10. He also should finish the campaign strongly. Saka could become just the second English player to assist more than 15 goals in a Premier League season after Frank Lampard in 2004-05 for Chelsea.