No player in the history of the Premier League has needed less time to create a goal than Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne – and that’s official!
According to the Mirror who asked stats kings Opta, De Bruyne’s 31 total assists in the Premier League have come at an incredible ratio of 181.4 minutes per assist. That’s over half an hour less time needed to create a goal than the man behind him, former Arsenal star José Antonio Reyes (214 minutes per assist).
Having only been in England since 2015, KDB is still a long way behind in the all-time assists list, which is topped by Ryan Giggs (162), Cesc Fabregas (107) and Frank Lampard (102), but statistically speaking he is the most productive goal creator of them all, and it will be interesting to see if he can keep up this astonishing ratio.
For those interested, here is a chart (courtesy of the Mirror) of the best minutes-per-assist ratios in Premier League history, led by Man City’s Belgian playmaker: