De Bruyne Climbs Premier League Assists Table, Now in Top 2, Equals Fabregas Record

De Bruyne Climbs Premier League Assists Table, Now in Top 2, Equals Fabregas Record

Manchester City‘s title charge received a significant boost as Josko Gvardiol’s 13th-minute goal against Fulham not only propelled his team ahead but also marked a historic moment for teammate Kevin De Bruyne who surged to joint second in the all-time Premier League assists rankings.

Kevin De Bruyne Now Only Behind 1 Premier League Legend for All Time Assists Record

De Bruyne’s pivotal pass to Gvardiol marked his 111th Premier League assist – A milestone that sees him match the tally of former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.

The Belgian maestro achieved this feat in just 258 matches – A remarkable achievement considering it took Fabregas 92 games longer to reach the same milestone.

However, both players trail the record holder, Ryan Giggs, who amassed 162 assists during his illustrious career at Manchester United.

Notably, De Bruyne’s assist to Joško Gvardiol wasn’t his first this season, as he previously set up the youngster during a victory over Nottingham Forest.

PlayerAssistsMatches
Ryan Giggs162632
Cesc Fabregas111350
Kevin De Bruyne111258
Wayne Rooney103491
Frank Lampard102609
Premier League all-time assists

Kevin De Bruyne For Man City This Season

Despite enduring a season marred by injuries, De Bruyne’s contribution to City’s campaign remains significant, with his ninth assist placing him just three behind the leader in the race for the Castrol Playmaker of the Season award, currently held by Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins.

Reflecting on De Bruyne’s assist prowess, it’s evident that his partnership with former City striker Sergio Aguero has been particularly fruitful, with Aguero benefiting from De Bruyne’s service on 19 occasions.

Among current City players, Erling Haaland leads the pack with 11 goals assisted by De Bruyne.

De Bruyne’s ascent up the Premier League assists chart underscores his enduring influence and creativity on the field, cementing his status as one of the league’s most prolific playmakers.

As City continues its pursuit of silverware, De Bruyne’s ability to unlock defenses and create scoring opportunities remains a vital asset in its quest for success.

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