It’s arguable that strikers have the easy job of converting simple chances following the good work of midfielders, who provide assists under pressure and produce the creativity which often unlocks big games.
Here are the best players in terms of assists for goals in the Premier League throughout 2014.
|Position||Team||Goal Assist||Appearances||Mins Played|
|James Milner||MF||Man City||8||31||1,661|
|Samir Nasri||MF||Man City||8||29||2,278|
|Gylfi Sigurdsson||MF||Swansea / Tottenham||8||29||2,012|
He may have only been playing in the Premier League since August, but Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has provided more assists than any other player. The way he’s settled back into English football has been superb and a main reason the Blues are at the top of the table.
He’s closely followed by Leighton Baines of Everton. Baines’ presence high up on the list of assists providers shouldn’t be a major surprise considering the number of free kicks and corners he takes or his team, which result on goals being scored.
Santi Cazorla has been in fine form for Arsenal and his numbers in terms of assists make the rumours that he could have left the club during 2014 look downright silly.
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen both feature in a large group of players with eight assists from matches in 2014, which includes James Milner of Manchester City, which may be a surprise to some fans.