The second half of the 2021/22 Premier League season is taking shape and not even the threat of renewed Covid infections have threatened to stop it. There was a lot of uncertainty over how the season progresses during the 2021 AFCON competition and that too is a challenge that has been surmounted.
After shaky times from 2020, there is the resolve to ensure the games are played and the league goes on. The top players are getting into the known and expected rhythm and all seems to be functioning well.
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Some of the players who have lit up the Premier League this season aren’t even top on the scorers’ lists but they play very key roles in ensuring their teams get goals, and at times, the much needed wins. So here we have a look at the top assist providers in the league this season.
Mohamed Salah: The Egyptian has been a key player for Liverpool over the years, and his influence has been measurable not just by the number of goals he has scored, but also the assists. He is currently the lead assist provider in the league, with nine assists from 15 league matches. He is also the top scorer at the moment in the Premier League, even as he is away representing his nation at the AFCON 2021.
Paul Pogba: The Frenchman had a good start to the season but at some point, fizzled out. Despite having been out injured for about two months, he is still second on the roster with seven assists to his name, having played nine matches.
Trent Alexander-Arnold: Questions have been asked of the Liverpool man’s defensive abilities but when it comes to attack, he is one of the finest around. The Englishman’s crosses have been crucial to Liverpool’s rise and so far in the season, he has played 13 matches and provided seven assists, making him joint third with Pogba, only that he has played more games.
Gabriel Jesus: The Brazilian was tipped to be the main man in attack for Manchester City when Sergio Aguero left, and the club failed in the pursuit of Harry Kane. With Jack Grealish failing to provide the needed spark, Jesus has been key in attack, and after 13 matches, he has racked up six assists, making him the fourth in this list.
Matteo Kovacic: The Chelsea man has spent considerable time out with injury, but when available, he’s stepped up to his duties as a midfielder the way he should. With five assists so far, the Croatia international has the most assists for Chelsea and is fifth in this roster. This is despite having played just nine games.