Kevin De Bruyne earned 100 Premier league assist in Manchester City’s win against Southampton on Saturday. The Belgian maestro has achieved the tally of 101 assists with just 237 appearances. De Bruyne becomes the fifth man in Premier League History behind Lampard, Rooney, Fabregas and Giggs.
Premier League all-time most assists.
Ryan Giggs holds the Premier League assist record with 162 assists from 632 appearances for Manchester United. Second on the list is Cesc Fabregas with 111 assists from 350 appearances for Arsenal and Chelsea. Third on the list is Wayne Rooney with 103 assists from 491 appearances for Everton and Manchester United. Fourth on the list is Frank Lampard with 102 assists from 609 appearances for Chelsea and Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne is fifth on the list with 100 goals from 237 appearances for Manchester City and Chelsea.
Fastest to 100 assists
Kevin De Bruyne has reached 100 goals faster than all the top 5. De Bruyne reached the feat in 237 games while the next best is Cesc Fabregas who took 293 games to reach 100 assists.
Premier League assist record
Kevin De Bruyne has played against 30 teams in the premier league. De Bruyne has scored against 27 teams faced failing to assist against Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest. Kevin’s first assist came in 2015 against Newcastle in the 50th minute for Sergio Aguero. His 50th assist came against AFC Bournemouth in a 3-1 win at the Vitality Stadium. De Bruyne assisted Sergio Aguero in the 15th minute to give Manchester City the lead.
The Most assists in a game by KDB
Kevin De Bruyne best assist haul in a single match came against Leicester City in 2017/18 season where De Bruyne provided three assists in an eye-catching performance. The first assist came in the 3rd minute for Raheem Sterling who was picked at the back post. The second assist came in the 48th minute when KDB crossed the ball for Aguero to fire home. The third goal came in the 53th again from the Aguero KDB combination.
Stats by opponents
Kevin De Bruyne has had the most assists against Southampton with 10 assists followed by 9 assists against Watford.
Assists by seasons.
The Belgian has provided over 15 assists in three seasons for Manchester City. His top haul of assists came in the 2019/20 season. De Bruyne achieved 20 assists from 35 appearances in the 2019/20 season with 3.9 key passes per game. KDB matched the record set by Thierry Henry in 2002/03 for most assists by an individual in a Premier League season. During the season Kevin played three positions providing 14 assists from central midfield and 6 assists from attacking midfield.
2016/17 season provided the next best haul for De Bruyne with 18 assists. The record falls 3rd on the Premier league list matched by Frank Lampard (2004/05) and Cesc Fabregas (2014/15). The midfielder was most effect as a central midfielder assisting 9 assists and 5 assists coming from attacking midfield position.
2017/18 season is the third best haul by the midfielder so far with 16 assists. In the 2017/18 season he played 37 games assisting 8 goals as a central midfielder and 8 as an attacking midfielder.