Revealed: Premier League's most creative players this season

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Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City players all feature in list of top performers

The Premier League is littered with attacking quality this season, but just who is the most creative player in England’s top flight at the moment?

The likes of Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil, Manchester City’s Samir Nasri, Chelsea’s Oscar and Eden Hazard, and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, have all been in fine form.

And all of them feature in a survey carried out by EPLindex.com to discover who can lay claim to being the Premier League’s most potent creative threat.

And it is ManchesterCity’s David Silva who features most prominently in terms of clear-cut chances, frequency of chances and chances created from set plays.

In terms of total chances created, the survey revealed that Gerrard has been the most productive player, creating 29 opportunities for his team-mates to find the net. Almost half of those chances – 48 per cent – came from set pieces.

Gerrard is ahead of Silva (27), Ozil, Nasri and Norwich’s Robert Snodgrass, all on 24.

The survey then delves into more in-depth analysis of the frequency of chances created. Nasri and Ozil feature again, creating chances every 26.33 minutes and 29.08 minutes respectively.

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen is second on the list, creating a chance every 23.78 minutes, but it is Silva who tops the pile having created an opportunity every 21.44 minutes.

Broken down further, Silva is also creating the most frequent chances in open play, every 32 minutes. Again, Ozil and Nasri feature, as does Liverpool livewire Luis Suarez, who sits third in the list behind Silva and Eriksen.

And Silva is also on the list for most chances created from set plays. The Spaniard is creating a chance from set play every 64.33 minutes. This time, Chelsea’s Juan Mata tops the pile, creating an opportunity from set play every 48.25 minutes.

The survey then explores minutes per clear-cut chance, where Suarez comes out on top with a clear-cut opportunity created every 179.7 minutes. The top five is made up of Eriksen, Sergio Aguero, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Sunderland’s Adam Johnson.

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