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Kevin De Bruyne Has Already Surpassed Paul Scholes' Best Premier League Assist Tally In Seven Games

Kevin De Bruyne Has Already Surpassed Paul Scholes' Best Premier League Assist Tally In Seven Games

Kevin De Bruyne has already surpassed Paul Scholes' career best Premier League assist tally in just seven games the season.

The Manchester City playmaker continued his breathtaking start to the season by delivering one of his picture-perfect cross for Gabriel Jesus' opening goal in the 3-1 win over Everton to make it eight assists in the first seven games of the season.

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And it's come to light that the Belgian has already got more assists than his fellow ginger maestro Scholes, who only managed seven in his best campaign in terms of assists for Manchester United.

De Bruyne is also now just one away from equalling Scholes' all-time assist tally of 55 even though he's played 372 games less than the former England international.

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The former Chelsea man never got going in his first spell in England and was written off by plenty when he returned to the Premier League in a £54 million deal from Wolfsburg.

But De Bruyne, who prefers getting assists to scoring goals, has proved to be an utter revelation at City and is a leading contender to win the PFA Player of the Year award this season.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Genk youth product is quite possibly the best midfielder in world football at the moment and easily the best crosser in the business - demonstrating a David Beckham-esque consistency with his deliveries.

"Jamie Redknapp compared him with Paul Scholes, but I actually think he is a hybrid between Scholes and David Beckham," the Sky Sports' pundit said on his podcast.

"He can cross and pass in a whipped way like Beckham, but he can also strike and drift passes like Scholes. He has that blend of both in terms of how he plays."

This season, De Bruyne has already provided half of the assists tally needed to win last season's Premier League Playmaker of the Year award but the 28-year old will no doubt have his sights on eclipsing Thierry Henry's long-standing assists record too.

Topics: Paul Scholes, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Kevin de Bruyne

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