The Belgian international has yet to provide assists in the Premier League this season after two injuries last summer.
He may be Man City’s ‘assist king’, but Kevin De Bruyne has now made a small contribution.
In 10 Premier League games, Kevin De Bruyne has yet to pass the last ball before scoring for the team. That raises doubts about the form of the Belgian national team playmaker.
Of course, it’s still just the start of the season. Which injuries affect his playing field. And he’s not the only one who has had a hard time creating games for the team.
His team-mates Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling have yet to provide a single assist, while Liverpool‘s Sadio Mane or Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku are among the few. Z is no different despite having played twice as many games as De Bruyne this season.
His slightly declining form has come to the fore after he has created numerous goalscoring opportunities for the team in ways other players cannot.
Since making his Manchester City debut in 2015, De Bruyne has recorded an assist. And create more golden opportunities than anyone in the Premier League
In fact, no one was even close to him. His record 78 assists is 27 more than Christian Eriksen, while creating 120 golden chances, 80 more than team-mate Riyad Mahrez.
De Bruyne averages assists every 176 minutes for Sailboats, unmatched.
But this year, something we rarely see has happened. When he was substituted in the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday,
Even though the team is looking for people to create the game. And break the defensive line of opponents, De Bruyne usually has magic to unlock goals for the team.