By News Team
12th January 2021
Kevin De Bruyne is just two assists away from breaking into the Premier League’s all-time top 10 assisters, and our research has revealed he is in line to steal Ryan Giggs’ crown.
De Bruyne will be looking to add to his tally of 74 Premier League assists and break into the top 10 when Manchester City are next in action against Brighton on Wednesday.
The Belgium international’s assists haul has come in just 169 Premier League games for City and Chelsea, ensuring he has an assists per game ratio of 0.44 – some way clear of any of the top 10 assisters.
While Giggs sits top of the pile when it comes to most top-flight assists with 162, it took him 632 games to do so, giving him an assists per game ratio of 0.26. De Bruyne’s nearest rival is Cesc Fabregas on 0.32 assists per game, with Dennis Bergkamp, David Silva and David Beckham all on 0.30.
According to our study, at De Bruyne’s current trajectory he would notch a record-breaking 163rd Premier League assist to overtake Giggs in his 370th game, which would be 262 games quicker than the Manchester United legend. At the age of 29, time is on De Bruyne’s side.
When it comes to goal involvements per game, De Bruyne is also superior to the top 10 assisters, with his total of 113 Premier League goal involvements – including 39 goals – from his 169 appearances giving him a goal involvements per game ratio of 0.67.
His nearest challenger from the group analysed is Wayne Rooney, whose 311 goal involvements in 491 games gives him a goal involvements per game ratio of 0.63, while Bergkamp is on 0.57 and Beckham on 0.54.