Scoring goals becomes all the easier when you have a skilled playmaker who provides you with the chance to score goals. The No. 10 role is arguably the most important role in any team.
The primary string-puller of the team, he helps keep things moving forward for the team and is usually the one to provide that all-important assist for the striker to score.
Premier League is one of the toughest league in the world, its not very easy to perform consistently in this league. However, over the years there have been some great players, who with their consistency and control over the ball has made life easier for the goalscorers.
Let us have a look at some of the players with best minutes per assist ratio in the Premier League history.
We have only included players with a minimum of 20 assists. Here are the top 10 players with best minutes per assist ratio in the Premier League history
2. Reyes [21 assists] [214 min/assist]
Spaniard Jose Antonio Reyes arrived at Highbury in a big-money deal on 30th January 2004. The Sevilla forward was a relative unknown outside of his own country, but Arsene Wenger had seen enough to splash the cash on the 20-year-old and bring him over to England to add further power to his strikeforce.
With Arsenal, he won the Premier League and FA Cup as well as finished runners-up in the Champions League final in 2006. Reyes returned to Spain in a swap loan deal with Real Madrid’s Julio Baptista in August 2006.
1. Kevin de Bruyne [62 assists] [184.24 min/assist]
De Bruyne has highly impressed since he returned to England with Manchester City in 2015. He has been Manchester City best player since his arrival from Bundesliga. He could play in many roles according to the demand of the manager.
De Bruyne could play in the middle, off either flank or behind the striker but now, having been dropped back to a regular, deeper role in the centre of the midfield. This is where he belongs, pulling the strings and spearing defences with perfect through balls.
He became the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League assists overtaking Mesut Ozil. Arguably the best midfielder in the world, De Bruyne has the best minutes per assist ratio in the Premier League history.