15 minutes, in the trip of Bournemouth on the evening of 25/8, Kevin De Bruyne kicked the ball, after the thick line on the left from Oleksandr Zinchenko. The ball then found the location of Sergio Aguero, and the Argentinian striker easily finished close to the city, opening the score for Man City. The assist for the 31-year-old striker is calculated for De Bruyne, helping him become the fastest player to reach 50 assists in the English Premier League.
The Man City midfielder needed 123 matches to reach this milestone, breaking Mesut Ozil’s old record (141 matches) set in March 2018.
Player Number of matches Team Time
Kevin De Bruyne 123 Chelsea, Man City 2013 – now
Mesut Ozil 141 Arsenal 2013 – present
Eric Cantona 143 Leeds Utd, Man Utd 1992 – 1997
Dennis Bergkamp 146 Arsenal 1995 – 2006
Cesc Fabregas 165 Arsenal, Chelsea 2003 – 2018
De Bruyne’s first creation line in the Premier League came from the 2013-2014 season, while wearing Chelsea. He then played for Wolfsburg for two and a half years, before returning to the number one foggy league with a blockbuster deal with Man City in the summer of 2015.
Joining Man City, De Bruyne became the most outstanding creation in Europe. The Belgian midfielder has 9, 18 and 16 assists in three consecutive seasons. However, the serious injury early in the 2018-2019 season left the former Chelsea player only 11 starting kicks last season and had two assists.
In the 2019-2020 season, De Bruyne exploded. Counting the match against Bournemouth on 25/8, 28-year-old midfielder has four assists after three rounds. “I feel energetic and getting better and better. I believe everything will be favorable this season,” said Man City maestro after the draw of Tottenham 2-2 in the second round.
De Bruyne’s tectonic record in one season was set in the 2014-2015 season, when he joined Wolfsburg. The Belgian midfielder has 20 assists, although the Bundesliga has only 34 rounds, four times less than the Premier League.