Premier League 2016/17: Top Assister

The market for most assists in the Premier League is one that has grown in fascination for many over the past few years and there are a multitude of contenders who could stake a claim for that honour this year.

 

The obvious place for many to start will be Mezut Ozil, who was in a class of his own as he provided 19 assists for Arsenal last season. It’s understandable that he’s a 2/1 favourite this time around and one could argue that he’d have even more if Oliver Giroud bettered a personal tally of 16 in a season. However that price is a very short one indeed and he has to pick up the mantle of where he began last season as he form dropped badly at the turn of the year even if he had a solid Euros. He takes on more of a creative role than anyone

 

Manchester City will be highly fancied to score the most goals so it makes sense to look to the Etihad for a contender and Kevin De Bryune can surely push Ozil close. The Belgian took the league by storm after a big money transfer last year and was one of the in-form players in the country until a serious knee injury took him out for two months. If he can have a clear run through the season then it’s highly likely he’ll improve on a tally of nine and push Ozil close with more firepower around him to convert any chances. David Silva has to make appeal too at 20’s, having notched up 11 assists last year and there’s a lot of goals to be shared at the Etihad.

 

Dimitri Payet is another one who should be going close whilst Dusan Tadic has remained at Southampton and is on the radar; From Manchester United, Henrikh Mkhitaryan jumps out. The Armenian does love to shoot but he provides enough too, as tallies of 10 and 15 in his two best Bundesliga seasons show and towards the end he made less than 30 appearances which would be unlikely this time around unless injury occurred. He gets the final vote ahead of a glut of Liverpool contenders.

 

There are few contenders in the match bets for goalscorers that appeal fully.

 

Advice

 

2 pts Kevin De Bryune (4/1 general)

 

1 pt each/way Henrikh Mkhitaryan (11/1 general)

 

1 pt each/way David Silva (20/1 general)