Only Kevin De Bruyne has more assists than West Ham's Dimitri Payet since start of 2014/15 campaign

West Ham's Dimitri Payet is bettered only by Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne based on assists made over the past two years.

Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is the only player across Europe's top five leagues to have registered more assists than West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet. 

Signed from French outfit Marseille during the current transfer window, the Frenchman recorded his first assist for his new club on the opening weekend of the season versus Arsenal - taking his tally to 18 for the past two domestic seasons.

This means only Manchester City-linked - as reported by Sky Sports - Kevin De Bruyne (20 assists), who continues to star in the Bundesliga, is able to boast a superior tally to the new Hammers playmaker, who looks set to take the Premier League by storm.

The France international hit the ground running at the Emirates during the visitors’ stunning 2-0 victory, completing the match with an 81% pass accuracy - having created two chances - and impressing Hammers fans with some superb displays of skill.

Of course, his creative nous will come as little surprise to his regular spectators - the Frenchman created more chances (134) than anyone else in Europe’s top five leagues last season.

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