Club-by-club: The top three players to create the most chances in the PL

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Statistics show Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City possess three of the most creative players in the Premier League.

Assist statistics have recently come under scrutiny after a video emerged showing the simplicity of the passes Paul Pogba has played which have led to directly to spectacular goals scored by team-mates.

Likewise, we received plenty of stick after analysing secondary assists in the Premier League.

So we’ve decided to look at the top three players for each club who have created the most chances in the league this season.

Arsenal
Mesut Ozil – 64
Granit Xhaka – 26
Hector Bellerin – 25

Alexis Sanchez created 51 chances this season.

Bournemouth
Jordan Ibe – 27
Joshua King – 23
Adam Smith, Charlie Daniels, Ryan Fraser – 19

Brighton
Pascal Gross – 50
Anthony Knockaert – 22
Solly March – 13

Burnley
Johann Berg Gudmundsson – 37
Robbie Brady – 26
Steven Defour – 19

Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas – 64
Eden Hazard – 43
Willian – 42

Crystal Palace
Andros Townsend – 41
Yohan Cabaye – 32
Wilfried Zaha – 31

Everton
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 31
Wayne Rooney – 23
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 15

Huddersfield Town
Aaron Mooy – 35
Tom Ince & Tommy Smith – 14
Colin Quaner – 11

Leicester City
Riyad Mahrez – 48
Jamie Vardy – 40
Wilfred Ndidi – 32

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Liverpool
Mo Salah – 40
Roberto Firmino – 39
Sadio Mane – 25

Philippe Coutinho created 40 chances this season.

Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne – 73
David Silva – 43
Leroy Sane – 37

Manchester United
Juan Mata – 33
Paul Pogba – 30
Anthony Martial – 25

Henrikh Mkhitaryan created 28 chances this season.

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Newcastle United
Matt Ritchie – 38
Ayoze Perez – 22
Jonjo Shelvey – 21

Southampton
Dusan Tadic – 38
Nathan Redmond – 31
Ryan Bertrand – 22

Stoke City
Xherdan Shaqiri – 51
Joe Allen – 22
Darren Fletcher – 21

Swansea City
Tom Carroll – 29
Kyle Naughton & Ki Sung-yeung – 10
Martin Olsson – 9

Tottenham
Christian Eriksen – 55
Dele Alli – 47
Ben Davies – 36

Watford
Tom Cleverley – 28
Abdoulaye Doucoure & Richarlison – 23
Jose Holebas – 21

West Brom
Chris Brunt – 26
Matt Phillips – 18
Gareth Barry – 16

West Ham
Manuel Lanzini – 30
Aaron Cresswell – 25
Marko Arnautovic – 20


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