Chelsea reject is key pass leader in Bundesliga

Kevin de Bruyne is proving himself a key man at Wolfsburg.

Wolfsburg's ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is enjoying a stellar first full season at the Volkswagen Arena.

Though Die Wolfe are mid-table in the Bundesliga's first few weeks, the Belgian international has been one of the division's form players.

The former Genk playmaker is the Bundesliga's most successful contributor of key passes, playing the final pass before a shot on goal no fewer than 23 times.

Additionally, De Bruyne scored a magnificent volley against Lille in this week's Europa League game, lashing the ball home from outside the box to earn Wolfsburg a draw.

The Belgian seems to be settling in at his new team, having helped them to a fifth placed finish last season following his arrival in January.

Jose Mourinho offloaded him at the start of the year for a near £10 million profit, following criticism of the player's efforts in training.

Chelsea don't seem to be missing a player with De Bruyne's creative qualities, after Cesc Fabregas seamlessly slotted in to the Blues midfield and with Diego Costa smashing in the chances, but if the young Belgian continues to score wonder goals and contribute so significantly to his side's attacking play, Jose Mourinho may come to regret not trying harder with the 23-year-old.

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