Premier League returned on Tuesday night as the busy Christmas fixture list starts. Manchester City won again this time away against Watford. All other top six sides will be in action tonight. Manchester United will welcome Arsenal at Old Trafford, Chelsea will travel to face Wolves, Liverpool will entertain Burnley at Turf Moor and Spurs will pile more misery on manager-less Southampton at Wembley. Today, as we continue to enjoy the EPL action, let’s recognize 5 best assist kings so far.
5. Christian Eriksen- 5 Assists
Tottenham Hotspurs was brought back to the ground by their North London rivals Arsenal at Emirates Stadium last weekend. Mauricio Pochetino side had beaten Chelsea and Inter Milan last week but a 4-2 defeat exposed his lack of depth in the squad. The challenge will become even hotter because manger-less Southampton might have a point to prove against them tonight.
Christian Eriksen is the leading goal creator in the team with 5 assists. Others with five assists include; Solly March (Brighton), Benjamin Mendy (Man City), Leroy Sane (Man City) and Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
4. Eden Hazard- 5 Assists
Eden Hazard in the PL 2018/19:
5 assists pic.twitter.com/wRjM4S4CZQ
— Hazard Stuff (@HazardStuff_) December 2, 2018
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard started the League so well but the goals and assists have dried up in the last two months. However, the Blues star has already scored 7 and assisted 5 more. Maurizio Sarri will want to see him rediscover his touch tonight against Wolves ahead of the big clash in the weekend against Manchester City. Stamford Bridge side is currently third on the table with 31 points.
3. Raheem Sterling- 6 Assists
⚽ 8 goals
🎯 6 assists
Raheem Sterling has had a hand in 14 goals in his 12 Premier League games this season, more than any other player in the competition 👏
Best player in the league right now? pic.twitter.com/TIqctCmRBq
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) December 4, 2018
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is enjoying his best football under Pep Guardiola. The England attacker has assisted 6 goals and scored 8 more so far this season. The Champions extended their unbeaten run to 15 after beating Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night. They will play Chelsea this coming weekend.