The Premier League has plenty of magicians and wizards in its midst. They provide assists, score themselves and most of all, create opportunities.
With creative minds on the pitch, more chances can be created. And our friends at WhoScored.com have released the players in the Premier League who are most often creating chances for their team-mates since the start of 2016.
Christian Eriksen leads that list. He’s having yet another wonderful season with Tottenham and has really commanded the midfield. Eriksen is oozing confidence every time he’s involved and has created a mind-blowing 97 chances for his team from open play.
Next on the list is Alexis Sanchez. He’s been Arsenal’s top goal-scorer this season and created 91 chances from open plays in the Premier League. Following him is yet another Gunner, Mesut Ozil, who has has created 74 chances from open plays so far.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s impact player Roberto Firmino is fourth on the list, having created 73 chances from open plays so far this season.
Fifth on the list is Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne. Though he and his side aren’t enjoying the best of seasons, De Bruyne has created 67 chances from open play during the period from the beginning of 2016 until now.
Most chances created from open play in the PL since the start of 2016:— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 21, 2017
De Bruyne (67)
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