The Premier League partnerships which have led to the most goals this season
Every team needs a player who creates chances and another who can finish them. If these two players click, there’s little that defences can do to stop them.
Liverpool may be such a well-oiled machine that the combinations can be different for every goal, but not every side has that luxury.
We’ve looked at the players who have combined to score the most Premier League goals so far this season.
Heung-min Son > Harry Kane – 3 goals
Son has stepped up in Kane’s recent absence but the pair are both at their best when they can combine on the pitch.
As well as being a great goalscorer, the South Korean can also create chances for his team-mates and has set set up three goals for the England striker.
⚽️ 29’ Kane goes down but still managed to finish past Schmeichel
— Around The Grounds 🏟 (@ArndTheGrnds) September 21, 2019
Riyad Mahrez > Sergio Aguero – 3 goals
Djibril Sidibe > Richarlison – 3 goals
Kevin de Bruyne > Gabriel Jesus – 3 goals
Jesus has scored 9 goals this season, but let’s be honest, when you have someone like De Bruyne in your side, it really can’t be that hard. I mean come on, just look at that pass.
Kevin De Bruyne's assist to Gabriel Jesus this week was a thing of beauty.
Easily the best midfielder in the world. 😍🔥pic.twitter.com/KT6drPEwvS
— Football HQ (@FootbaII_HQ) January 13, 2020
Ashley Westwood > Chris Wood – 3 goals
Andreas Pereira > Anthony Martial – 3 goals
Teemu Pukki > Todd Cantwell – 3 goals
Even if Norwich end up getting relegated, two players that will surely stay in the Premier League or move to another top flight are Cantwell and Pukki.
The striker has scored 11 goals this season and has also assisted Cantwell against Chelsea, Man City and Everton. Given how well they play together, we can only hope they end up in the same team wherever that may be.
Norwich actually outclassed Manchester City
Todd Cantwell's dance-celebration tells it all 👌pic.twitter.com/BxYb11cemA
— Airtel UG Football (@AirtelUFootball) September 16, 2019
Robero Firmino > Mohamed Salah – 3 goals
David Silva > Sergio Aguero – 3 goals
Trent Alexander-Arnold > Virgil Van Dijk – 3 goals
Alexander-Arnold’s crossing abilities and Van Dijk’s prowess in the air mean that it won’t surprise anybody to see this combination on this list.
The centre-back has headed home three of Alexander-Arnold’s set pieces so far this season, including the opening goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Manchester United.
"It's the £70m man against the £80m man and the man who was actually cheapest came out on top."
Virgil van Dijk rises above Harry Maguire to send Anfield wild!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 19, 2020
Lys Mousett > John Lundstram – 3 goals
Dwight McNeil > Chris Wood – 3 goals
Raul Jimenez > Adama Traore – 3 goals
Traore and Jimenez have been two of the brightest sparks in what has been an excellent season for Wolves. The former has seven assists and the latter has 11 goals in the league, making them their club’s top provided and scorer respectively.
The pair have linked up for eight goals in total, with Jimenez assisting Traore for three of them, including the opener in their 2-0 win against Manchester City. The winger’s pace and the striker’s finishing may well be a combo that gets them European football again.
How to counter attack, featuring Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez ⚡️pic.twitter.com/oGCjwCUaCQ
— Goal (@goal) October 7, 2019
Harvey Barnes > Jamie Vardy – 3 goals
Kevin de Bruyne > Raheem Sterling – 4 goals
Dan James > Marcus Rashford – 4 goals
To say it’s been a mixed season for Man Utd would be an understatement, but one positive has been the attacking football displayed by their two young stars, Marcus Rashford and Dan James.
The pair are two of the quickest players in the league, and when they’re in their stride, few backlines can keep up with them. Oh, and James has a helluva cross on him too, which helps.
— MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) October 20, 2019
Emiliano Buendia > Teemu Pukki – 4 goals
Adama Traore > Raul Jimenez – 5 goals
Kevin de Bruyne > Sergio Aguero – 6 goals
Yep, De Bruyne’s so good that he shows up in this list on three separate occasions.
One is the league’s best playmaker while the other is one of its best-ever goalscorers. Add in the fact that they’ve played together for nearly five seasons and it should come as no surprise that this is the most regular combination for goals.
While their team have failed to reach the dizzy heights of the previous two seasons, De Bruyne and Aguero have both continued to play their best, and when they’re doing so on the same pitch, there’s a good chance they’ll link up.