Premier League Assist Leaders
|Rank||Player||Team||Assists||Minutes Played||Assists Per 90||Matches Played|
|16||Harvey Barnes||Leicester City||5||1392||0.32||20|
|16||Joao Cancelo||Manchester City||5||2328||0.19||26|
|16||Kelechi Iheanacho||Leicester City||5||664||0.68||17|
|12||Heung-Min Son||Tottenham Hotspur||5||1992||0.23||23|
|11||Bruno Fernandes||Manchester United||6||2314||0.23||27|
|6||Gabriel Jesus||Manchester City||7||1339||0.47||20|
|6||Michail Antonio||West Ham United||7||2378||0.26||27|
|5||Jarrod Bowen||West Ham United||8||2360||0.31||28|
|4||Paul Pogba||Manchester United||9||1051||0.77||15|
The Premier League assist leaders 2021/22 list features a talented bunch that know how to supply the goals. Paul Pogba skyrocketed to the top of the list at the start of the 2021/22 season with an incredible seven assists in Manchester United's first five games. For reference, the player with the most Premier League assists in the 2020/21 season was Harry Kane with 14.
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gone on record to say that he "doesn't pay attention to assists" and that keeping track of assists is a "social media thing." This clearly isn't the case for the rest of the soccer world and fans as assists can be what defines a player's role. Kevin De Bruyne is what Twitter folks refer to as an "assist merchant." The Belgian has found himself on the top of the Premier League assist leaders list three different seasons. De Bruyne simply knows how to supply the goals. On the all-time Premier League assist leaders list he is in the top 10. 35-year-old Liverpool midfielder James Milner is the only active Premier League player ahead of De Bruyne in all-time assists.
Want to take a wild guess as to which player holds the record for most Premier League assists in a single season? You guessed it, Kevin De Bruyne. To be fair the Belgian star is actually tied for most assists in one Premier League season with Thierry Henry. The mark of 20 assists in one season has yet to be broken. De Bruyne accomplished the feat in the 2019/20 season while Henry hit the mark during the 2002/03 campaign.
Will a player from Premier League assist leaders 2021/22 list be able to break the 20 goal threshold? We'll have to wait and find out.
Assists won't be the only stat The18 keeps track of for the 2021/22 season. The top goal scorers and best player ratings lists for Premier League players are also available.